Category Archives: Life on the Concord River

What is essential?

How does one determine what is and isn’t essential? What do you make of this caterpillar? Is it essential? It’s a cool caterpillar that lives in oak leaf litter. It flips over to show its pinkish-purple belly, thus playing dead. … Continue reading

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Bluebirds All Day Long

‘Bluebirds singing a song; nothing but bluebirds all day long.’ Irving Berlin I’ve spent close to 65 years on this blue sphere called planet Earth and only saw juvenile bluebirds in photographs. Up until now, that is. My bluebirds, you … Continue reading

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Death on the Nile

Okay, it’s not really the Nile, it’s the Concord River, but my river does flow north, just like the Nile, and I have been watching past episodes of Poirot, the British mystery drama, and there has been a death, so, … Continue reading

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Welcoming Back Old and New Friends

It’s May, as you already know, and this is the month when old friends return to my little corner of the Concord River. For example, my Rose-Breasted Grosbeak has come home to make her nest and raise her young. I … Continue reading

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The Lusty Month of May is Here!

It’s the merry, merry, lusty month of May. The month when naughty thoughts run wild and maidens swoon for strong men with pirate grins. My, my, I just might need a cold shower in a moment. For those of us … Continue reading

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Waiting to Exhale

Back on April 12, 2013…Wait a second, that’s incorrect. Allow me to begin again. Ahem. Back on April 11, 2013, I wrote an essay about buying a house. Here is what I wrote: “Why do you want to buy a … Continue reading

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That Which Shall Not Be Named

This blog post is not about that which shall not be named. You know what I’m referring to. No, not him. You know. Yes, that! I’m not going to blog about it. I’m not going to name it. I’m not … Continue reading

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Time and tide wait for no man.

Nor do they wait for an elderly woman in her sixties who’s recovering from hip surgery and grieving over losing her sister. Three months have passed since Dyan’s death. It seems like eons since I last spoke to her, damn … Continue reading

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My Left Hip

On February 3, 2020, I underwent a total replacement of my left hip. My new titanium hip now matches my right hip that was replaced in 2011. Little by little I’m getting closer to becoming the Bionic Woman. For me … Continue reading

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Blessed Imbolc

May the joy of Imbolc bring you health, light, and peace. Blessed be :} https://concordriverlady.com/2017/02/02/imbolc-2017-brigids-day/  

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