Monthly Archives: April 2011

Good Reads: Fixing What Is Broken

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese This is a richly layered story of family and the wounds that divide and unite. “We are all fixing what is broken,” says the narrator, Marion. “It is the task of a lifetime.” Set … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

My family met for pre-wedding photos at the park. We posed for various shots that included lawn and trees and a riot of bougainvillea. All was going well when we heard a small voice yell, “Help! Help! Help!” Nico had … Continue reading

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Hanging on the Fence

We wanted to display photos of our family at our garden wedding. So we hung them on the fence. Photos of my childhood and Curt’s, of our children through the years, and of our three grandchildren graced the ropes and … Continue reading

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Coloring in the Lines

Maddie lines up her crayons of many shades in the middle of the kitchen table. She works happily, filling in the outlines of the characters with beautiful rainbow colors. She sings. She stays in the lines. She proudly creates her lovely art. … Continue reading

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Good Reads: When Reality TV and Depravity Collide

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This story opens on the day of the “reaping,” a term not immediately explained that warns of something ominous. Part wilderness survival adventure, part fantasy, this engrossing novel is set in the future, after the United States … Continue reading

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