Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas from Sutri, Italy

  When my daughter lived in Sutri, about 20 miles north of Rome, I visited her over the Christmas holiday, before her children, Lina and Ella, were born.  Townspeople dress up and reenact the story of Jesus’s birth. They use … Continue reading

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Christmas & Yule

On this Solstice that opens to Christmas, Hanukkah, and the Yule Season, I wish for you good health and prosperity. May good rest and joy be with you. As I reflect upon my writing this fall, I’m surprised to find … Continue reading

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Winter Arrives

Yule Blessings to you this Season. May you be renewed, even as the light is restored, more each day. Winter Sounds We’ve gotten used to sounds  deep in a winter night, sharp ping of the wood stove  reaching some cooler … Continue reading

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The Winter Garden

The last week brought much snow, so carrots and kale are buried. The mushroom logs have stopped bearing, but I have some dried mushrooms saved, and the end of the kale is in the refrigerator.  There’s a very happy inner … Continue reading

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Poetry for Sale

I’m happy that Look Behind You is now also available at  The Armenian Library and Museum, in Watertown MA, the Warwick Public Library, and  at Federal Street Books in Greenfield MA   https://federalstreetbooks.com,  Look Behind You is also available online here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1671193067/ref=sr_1_1crid=I7FJRN9VNJRL&keywords=look+behind+you+by+elaine+harootunian+reardon&qid=1575655678&s=books&sprefix=look+behnd%2Caps%2C193&sr=1-1. … Continue reading

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December Snow

  We continue to clean up after our first two-day winter storm. There’s been no school for two days, and all has been quiet on this dirt road through the state forest.  Even the deer and fox aren’t out and … Continue reading

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