Archive for Reflections

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

A celebration of my home occurs in June. This annual open house has taken place on almost every first Saturday …

How does an engineer become good with words? One word at a time.

Long before I knew the word diction,

Last fall I arranged a visit in Tucson, Arizona to visit my brother and his family. My nephew, Sean, would …

Girl Scout Leading Mom

In Northport, New York, I joined a Brownie Girl Scout troop. Vague memories float in my mind about meeting at …

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 …