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This Wonderful Life

This Wonderful Life
  • This Wonderful Life Author’s note: Ann Landers was always one of my favorite columnists. I loved her no-nonsense advice and her willingness to take on any subject matter. I especially loved her habit of resurrecting old columns when she needed to. Like if she had the flu and could barely sit up at the computer for long enough to type an e-mail to her editors.

    March 12, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life This week, for the first time in months, my driveway was somewhat free of snow. I spotted patches of grass that have been lying, frozen, under many layers of ice and snow and ice and snow.

    March 5, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life Five years ago, on Fat Tuesday, a Florida doctor who was not particularly good and not particularly nice saved my life.

    February 26, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life Almost five years ago, when I was undergoing chemotherapy, my good friend and priest Teresa taught me to knit.

    February 19, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life Once a week, on Fridays, Bee has homework. Just a few weeks into the school year, she figured out that the most efficient and reliable way to ensure that she remembered to do it was to do it immediately after she got home from school on Fridays.

    February 13, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life If you’re already a Facebook user, you know exactly what I mean when I ask what your 25 things are. If you’re not on Facebook, I’ll take just a minute to explain.

    February 5, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life On Tuesday, poet Elizabeth Alexander stood in front of the country and the world and read these words from the poem she wrote for President Barack Obama’s inauguration

    January 22, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life In the world of lousy days, there are so many varietals. Some have a bitter nose, but a bright finish. Others open with a spray of cherries and freesia only to disappoint with a thick taste of freshly paved asphalt. Some lousy days are like a stubbed toe.

    January 16, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life The lesson of loss The weekend after Christmas, we were visiting my brother and sisterin- law in their suburban Boston home. Posey and Bee had made the trip with us, but our grown-up son Xerxes stayed home so he could hang out with friends who were home from college, as well as watch after the house and the pets.

    January 8, 2009

  • This Wonderful Life And a Happy New Year I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions. Most of them are broken before you can remember consistently to write the new year on your checks.

    December 31, 2008