Archive for July 2009

thousand word thursday

we cross our bridges when we come to them, and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. (t. stoppard)

it’s official

i have a new job. as of august 3, i will be a federal employee with the national institutes of health. reaching this decision was one of the more stressful times in my life — thinking, rethinking, deciding, changing my mind, thinking again — in fact, i was occupied with nothing other than this for […]

thousand word thursday

there is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. (j.p. sartre)


have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. do not now look for the answers. they cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. it is a question of experiencing everything. at […]


we dared to think, in that other irish phrase, that this john kennedy would live to comb gray hair, with his beloved carolyn by his side. but, like his father, he had every gift but length of years. (e. kennedy) i can’t believe it’s been ten years.

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