Posts Tagged "Christian Wiman"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 21

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Archive | 32 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 21

Monday was glorious. Finally the nausea from radiation wore itself out, the sun shone with the bright surprise that I associate only with northern Michigan. It got up to almost 60. Jerry and I raked a bit of the winter debris from our miniscule yard, shoveled the last of the snow out from under the hydrangea and azaleas, chopped up the ice underneath, and when I got tired (quickly),  I sat in a lawn chair for half an hour letting the sun blast away on my face. In the afternoon, we went downtown to see Quartet (I loved it: with Maggie Smith, and Dustin Hoffman’s debut as...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 18

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Archive | 16 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 18

Yesterday morning we were in a snow-globe of lake-effect fluff, drifting all over. It was beautiful. To me these days, most things are, well, a revelation, meaning that being alive is—shall I say just great? That sounds so Panglossian. I mean it’s all okay, snow or sun, no joke.  It’s April 3. Melting snow is soaking some moisture down where it needs to be, after our dry, dry summer last year. The tart cherries should be good this year. And our two good friends, Myrna and Joan, from Traverse City got married in D.C. yesterday after 20 years living as a committed gay couple with no...

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