Tag Archives: roses

Silence, resilience, resurgence

I haven’t written here for months. Silence seemed the only answer when the things I wanted to write about were painful, sensitive, and a betrayal of others’ privacy. I’ve been overwhelmed with the situations faced by people my age or … Continue reading


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Spirit of a Rose

I am close to letting go of this year’s roses. I have three rosebushes. One is deep red, and arrived with a description highlighting its “incredible fragrance.” My second rose variety is called “Grande Dame,” and it produces giant, dark … Continue reading

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In praise of older men (and roses!)

Two days ago I was alone in the running store. It was early afternoon; there had been few customers, and the sunlight of a mild September day was flooding in, adding to the store’s peaceful, sleepy atmosphere. All of a … Continue reading

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