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Saturday pix

My fancy Bosch stove, bought in 2007, already needed repair. It cost $500 to have a man come to see what the problem was, then order the part – a burner base – then come to replace it. He had to special order these two screws. They cost $24 each. Magic golden $24 screws.

This shocked me – a notice put up outside Daniel and Daniel. My daughter, who used to work as a nanny, told me that she was always amazed when wealthy people, driving Mercedes and living in huge homes, had no compunction about paying as little as possible for child care. I guess $11.25 is more than minimum wage – and it is, of course, much more than stay at home mothers make.

Had to photograph these four stages in the life of a rose, which made me think of my family – the bud is the baby (when he comes – his poor mama), then Eli, Anna, and me. I’m the overblown but still rosy one on the bottom. 



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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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