Archive for Reflections

Anne writes stories about growing up, living her life and thoughts along the way.

The title must have captured my nine-year-old imagination as I pulled it from the shelf. What stood out in my …

I Still Have a Landline

The young men looked at me in awe “You have a landline.” They went on to explain that it had …

“If music be the food of love, play on.” –William Shakespeare

Earlier this month I attended a concert of Los …

I learned to knit in third grade. A hat and scarf of psychedelic green and orange resulted from my efforts; …

Buying Batteries at Big Bird

We do not comprehend the privilege of being white. It occurs in micro-moments throughout the day and escapes us white …

I wrote this letter as part of my Gratitude Project and mailed it on January 24, 2017:

For Gore Mountain …

Inauguration Walk in 1977

Forty years ago my family and I attended President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration. In what seemed an unprecedented event, my siblings …

Quotes to Aspire to for 2017

Girl sitting on pier and lookingat the river

Those who know me know my adoration of quotes. Over the many years at Intel I collected quotes. By the …

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I came back from Manhattan to Grandma Elizabeth’s house and told her my adventures for the day. It included a …

The Gratitude Letter Project

Vintage typewriterTurning fifty a few years ago compelled me to pause and reflect like so many who become middle aged. …