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Feeling Blueberry: Summer Odds and Ends

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} Feeling blueberry — “Explored” on Flickr I’m a teacher who’s been off all summer, which means day after day of tennis and nothing, two things I adore, with both boys home before they leave … Continue reading

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Perfection slips away, one shot at a time

The ball springs off his racket toward my sweet spot; I’ll smash a forehand down the line: racket back, turn sideways, little steps, line it up, track it, bend my knees, follow through — a split second late, and that ball … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Lasagna, Roasted Pears, and Fudgestravaganza

With my older son home from college, Christmas was more special than ever, and I cooked up a festive meal to celebrate. As with our long-standing tradition, I threw an already-assembled breakfast casserole into the oven when we awoke, and … Continue reading

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Planet Amsterdam and Other Worlds

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” ― Gary Snyder When you travel, do you feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet, a complete world of different sights … Continue reading

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The Filipek Tennis Tournament

Photos from the 2014 Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament at Copper Valley Club (Scroll to the bottom to see thumbnails of each image) It was my pleasure to be a part of the Filipek tennis tournament this year. The … Continue reading

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Fixing the Old Tennis Court Lights

Wordless Wednesday NaBloPoMo, Day 27 at yeah write

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A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

(Video link) My sons are on the brink of manhood, which makes the mundane bits and pieces of our lives — an egg sandwich prepared for Father’s Day, an Impressionist painting for a school project, a new account for a very … Continue reading

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End of Summer at the US Open

Even though I am always sad about the end of summer, going to the US Open in New York on Sunday was the perfect way to end it. I took the train in with my family, and we saw a … Continue reading

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Just Do It Backwards

Just Do It Backwards 2012… “Game.” I bend my knees, arch my back, twist, a slingshot pulled back; for one frozen moment, I’m still as the tennis ball rises in the air. The spring uncoils: reaching high, I connect with … Continue reading

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My boys manage to feed themselves while I go to the US Open

Even though my boys are now both teenagers, I still catch myself treating them like little kids, so I did feel timid about leaving them at home for the whole day to take the train to New York for the … Continue reading

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