Category Archives: My Parents ~ My Childhood

Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park (New England Road Trip #3)

“Thunder Hole”by Virginia Knowleswe came to scatter her ashes in the ocean at Acadia hundreds of miles from homesearching for suchbeauty and majesty as would well honor a mother’s memory in the autumn season of her birth we journeyed together to … Continue reading

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The Adventure Begins (New England Road Trip #1)

I like to think of myself as a rather adventurous and spontaneous person. But if you told me two weeks ago I would go on a New England road trip this month, I’d have thought you were crazy. My sister … Continue reading

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Disentangle (A Poem)

“Disentangle” by Virginia Knowles When I was a girl of 10 or so I would sit long with a fat skein of vibrant yarn Tangled by carelessness or cat And I would focus my child eyes and With supple hand, … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage and Jubilee: My First Fifty-Ish Years in Poetry, Prose, and Pictures

Dear friends, For many years, I had been plotting to compile a book of my poems, favorite essays, stories, and photos to chronicle my first 50 years of life. I knew I would call it Pilgrimage and Jubilee. My initial goal was … Continue reading

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Maryland Through My Lens #5: Around Home

It’s another post in my Maryland Through My Lens series! My two youngest daughters and I flew up there for several days earlier this month to visit family. My favorite room at my parents’ house in Maryland has always been … Continue reading

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Maryland Through My Lens #4: The Works of Our Hands

Welcome back to my Maryland Through My Lens series. I’ve been back home for over a week now. When I was trying to figure out how to divvy up the pictures among blog posts, I decided to do it by … Continue reading

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Maryland Through My Lens #3: Celebrating Newlyweds Phil and Anny

My father, who is 78, married Anny, who is 79, in November. It was a tiny wedding on short notice, with only the pastor, one grandson, and a church member in attendance. Since they had originally planned their wedding for … Continue reading

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