Category Archives: The Move

Scarred Hearts

The cards twirl on the stand. One wings its way to a grieving family. It is a feather weight against the weight of grief of a child gone much too soon. A mother holds her child   He looks like he’s … Continue reading

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Crossing all borders

The soft g makes me pause. She’s talking as she steps out of the elevator in the train station and I’m rolling my suitcase in. I don’t listen for the words and meaning, just the soft ghh. If I spoke … Continue reading

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Hard times with Facebook

Facebook keeps insisting that I have one single place I come from, but my life simply doesn’t fit into their simple category. I’ve moved a lot. No really – a lot. This month I moved, again, and decided that I … Continue reading

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Quiet Disquiet

When I lived with in London, someone from the recently ex-East Berlin visited for a few days. She arrived – and stayed with us for 3 months. She arrived a married woman travelling through London for a short while. When she left she … Continue reading

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Stand Tall

Quiet music Heartbeat undertones Soothes frazzled thoughts Calms nerves Mother’s heartbeat Child’s head on chest Safe home So much to hold Heart beats – but not for me No soft chest Tears to hold in Stand tall Hold fast Against … Continue reading

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Business Mom

I recently listened to a Webinar where Deepak Chopra spoke. At the end he was asked what people could do today to change their lives. He gave out three questions which one should ask oneself every morning. I put them … Continue reading

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Holiday and birthday season

Today is Paola’s birthday. It’s right in the middle of the January birthday season for me. It starts with Aunt Els and Marie-Louise in early January then kicks off with mine on the 24th, Alec on the 26th, Paola’s today … Continue reading

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Full Circle

Life happens – and circles back in unexpected ways. One Saturday, I headed out to get the car fixed and, walking back, I found myself in the middle of a marching band competition . As I joined the watching parents, … Continue reading

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Recovering

I woke up this morning and looked around the apartment at the devastation wrought by three teenagers left to their own devices for three days while I worked in San Francisco. It was like the first scene from the Hangover … Continue reading

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Marketing with Cupcakes

Blogging has definitely been on the backburner recently. In this case, I had three teenagers arrive from the UK and had to settle them all into school. This entailed an awful lot of translating UK school reports into something that … Continue reading

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