Change, Friends, Home

10 Lessons about moving

I keep a five-year journal , a charming little gem that allows me to write five-line entries for five years. Every day, it tells me exactly what I was doing the previous year on the same day. My daily entries from last year at this time included : Last visit to our home in Virginia. That… Continue reading 10 Lessons about moving

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Old Friends New Friends

One of our friends recently visited from Virginia and said, "I have to admit we're feeling a little abandoned. It's like you're so happy here that you've forgotten all of us at home in Virginia." Oh, no. That, my friends, is not true. Never, ever will we forget you, and never will you be replaced.… Continue reading Old Friends New Friends

Change, Home

Welcome Home

Several years ago, I interviewed Jeanne Marie Laskas, a columnist for The Washington Post Magazine, who wrote the weekly column called Significant Others. I asked her how she came up with a column topic every week for over 14 years. She said her ideas came from thinking about what moved or touched her that week. I often… Continue reading Welcome Home

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The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

Until a few weeks ago, a sign hung above our kitchen sink that said, "The best things in life aren't things." Never has that felt more true. At night, instead of sleeping lately, I worried about our cross-country move and  all our things -- what to toss, keep, or give away. It's an endless process.… Continue reading The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things