Posts made in January, 2019

My Wobbly Bicycle, 164

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Archive | 7 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 164

I was playing around with Google Earth, zooming in on the street I lived on many years ago in Arkansas (so changed!)  Then I picked my current Traverse City address and watched the pointer take off into the sky like a little red rocket, Arkansas grow tiny and distant, and I land, breathless, among the spires of the Commons, where we live. It’s dizzying. You land and fly, the earth rotates at your whim.   I get on a plane in a lull between snowstorms, wait on the runway while the de-icer circles and circles for what seems like 45 minutes, then several hours later I land in Cancun. It...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 163

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Archive | 15 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 163

Yesterday we undressed the tree, old ornament by old ornament. We pulled apart the fake tree, bought five or six years ago from Brookstone. It’s held up well and is as pretty as a not-tree can be. We stuffed its million needles with its million lights into its large box, with its layers of duct tape. We put the box on the hand-truck and I pulled it to the elevator and downstairs to the car, where I balanced it so that it would pivot into the back (with the seats down) without having to do much heavy lifting. Jerry would love to help, but can’t. I took it to our storage unit (no storage in...

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