My Mountain Life

Learning to be a Widow


When all was overturned into widowhood, my entire world collapsed on itself. Everything fell through. My husband David and I had been everything to each other. He had been my best friend, my coach, my critic, my fan, my adversary, and my accountant and chauffeur. The hole that had been David was so deep I […]

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Mountain Women


When I moved back to DC, searching for a place to live, my made-in-heaven basement apartment turned into a disaster – I left after eight days, unshowered and in a panic, carrying three large suitcases, one heavy computer bag, two very large tote bags, and four boxes. Heavy-duty bag lady. A friend took half of […]

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A Morning at Garth Newel


August 7, 2018 Tuesday afternoon, and I just returned from Garth Newel. I arrived there around 11 AM and watched the piano quartet prepare for the weekend performances. The four musicians had performed Sunday night to three standing ovations, and, frankly, they looked tired. The pianist was using her bare feet on the pedals. The […]

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