Category Archives: Musings

Life Without Plastic

Plastic! Get yer butt out here! I have a bone to pick with you. I’m tired of plastic. Especially broken plastic. Broken plastic things litter my house, and my conscience. Broken salt grinder, wounded hair clips, wrecked fasteners and closers … Continue reading

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Late Night Poetry: The Road Not Taken

Why are some nights sleepless and others full of dancing sugarplums? I can’t say. If I could, I’d be rich. RICH I tell you, RICH! So maybe I can’t help you sleep, but I can soothe your wakeful soul with … Continue reading

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The Swannanoa Gathering

I keep meaning to post about the amazing experience I had at the Swannanoa Gathering over the summer. But I keep not doing it. What the what, self? Well (Elaine), I think it’s because the whole intense, glorious week was … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

September always feels like the beginning of the year rather than the lead-up to the end, doesn’t it? Kids are starting new grades at school, that crisp air wakens us from our summer lethargy, and we are all recommitting to … Continue reading

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Late Night Poetry: the Vacation

What’s with the no posting, Elaine? No August newsletter? No Deep Thoughts? What the what?! What the what is: I took a little break from… well, almost everything, except for my absolute most favorite parts of life; practicing, writing, eating, … Continue reading

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July Newsletter

Summer: it turns me upside down. Summer summer summer! (Sing it with me, now!) Aaaaaaaaaanyhoo… So, what’s happening with your summer? Vacationing? Working? Mine’s going swimmingly, thanks for asking. Should you desire more details, have a look inside: Read the … Continue reading

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June newsletter

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: this year has been zooming by! I feel like I’m in a sci fi movie in which the planet dematerializes behind you as you walk. That’s how this year has gone. … Continue reading

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Late Night Poetry: When You Are Old

As perhaps you know by now, we have a recurring feature here at The Skinny called¬†Late Night Poetry¬† (our motto: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, Apparently, Since I’m Not Sleeping Much While I’m Alive). Tonight’s edition is a twofer! The … Continue reading

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Late Night Poetry: Insomniac

It’s time once again for Late Night Poetry here at The Skinny (where our motto is: Sleeplessness, Too, Shall Pass, Because if it doesn’t I Suppose Death Results, And That Would Certainly Kill Off A Lot of New Parents, Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

Saw a charming article about centenarians, which is purportedly about odd tricks they used to live long lives… but really it’s just an awe-struck homage to them, because they’re all super cool, and there seems to be no rhyme or … Continue reading

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