A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Friday, November 24, 2006


Today is Thanksgiving. I'm thankful that almost all of my family is gathered together today, along with others very dear to me. I feel fortunate that I like my family so much, and they seem to return the affection. I'm thankful that I've got such a cool job, and that I can do it sitting in my pajamas, eating cookies and listening to punk rock, with my dog curled up at my feet. I can even drink on the job!

There are really only two things I can think of that I haven't already got more of than I know what to do with. One is money, and the other I'll leave to the imagination of my readers.

Today cousin Joanne pulled out all the stops for a lovely dinner. I did nothing but show up, eat, and visit with my daughter, sister, cousins, and assorted other guests. A perfect holiday.


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