Posts Tagged "pregnancy"

f. scott fitzgerald was never pregnant

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014

f. scott fitzgerald was never pregnant

“She was a blonde by natural pigment, and she wore no paint on the streets at high noon.  Outside of that she was no better than most women…” I’m well into the scene of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Head and Shoulders, gaining needed inspiration and momentum for my morning writing. He’s just introduced me to Marcia Meadow. “Marcia Meadow had to talk her songs, but her speaking voice was like byplay on a harp.” Among the choir of chirps just outside my window, I close my eyes and allow myself to hear a harp playing.

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the little things

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

the little things

It’s been several weeks now that I’ve been spying on them – the five sparrows – or as I have now educated myself, fledglings.  It was in early spring that I heard a mysterious tapping on my front door.  Irritated and ready to give this “tapper” a piece of my mind, I noticed my cat sitting quietly and alert by my door.  So I had another idea…

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viji and the un-science of service

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012

viji and the un-science of service

One would not know, with the brightness and enthusiasm in Viji’s voice, that she’s just been up thirty hours straight to welcome the last of the three babies she’s helped lead into the world in the past seven days.  Viji’s voice sings like light.  Her heart is big.  Service is what keeps her going.

 

As a medicinal organic chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, Viji spent close to fifteen years utilizing her chemistry background to design

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