wmtc: toni morrison, rest in power

I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Toni Morrison’s death. I’ve been reading her work since a university creative writing teacher recommended The Bluest Eye in 1979. I’ve read all her novels. Although Beloved is her masterpiece, most of her work is phenomenal, and every book is worth

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wmtc: extended mom visit

My mother is visiting from Oregon. That visiting from Oregon part still looks weird to me, since for my entire life — and her entire life until a few years ago — my mother has lived in the New York/New Jersey metro area. After her first great-grandchild (my great-niece) was born

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wmtc: backyard baby bear

This adorable little dude was not actually in our backyard, but close enough! He or she was just over the back fence of our next-door neighbour’s yard. He was crying and mewing so loudly, we were worried he was scared or in distress. So I spoke to a conservation officer

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