Author Archives: Eileen

The Diaspora of Beauty

Two weeks ago 1,500 pieces of fine art, furniture, porcelain, and jewelry from my parents’ estate were auctioned off to people from 53 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. With sales totaling $832.6 million, it was … Continue reading

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What?

        This word became too frequently uttered in my house over the last year, as I tried to decipher Paul’s mumbling from the other room.  Last summer I strained to hear the frogs he swore were just … Continue reading

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Before It’s Too Late…

When temperatures rise above freezing during the day but still drop below at night, trees in the northeast take this as a signal to wake from their long winter sleep. Sap rises, coursing up through their trunks. For those of … Continue reading

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One Year Since My Father’s Death

March 20, 2018: I could barely stand to write the date of my father’s death (or Yartzeit, as I like to say from Hebrew). The first day of spring will forever be entwined with his passing; the same as day … Continue reading

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Loving The Snow

If you live in the northeast you might have had enough snow by now. But yesterday morning it was so beautiful I just had to write about it.

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Advice From My Mother

                    I’ve had a lot of time to think this past week while lying around recovering from pneumonia. Most of the time my mind has been blank, but as I regained … Continue reading

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Stay Open To It All!

The title of this blog borrows from a poem in Space Between called “The Way.” It turns out to be good advice, especially when traveling.

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It’s Here

I am delighted to announce that my new poetry book, Space Between, is now available! You can find it at the following vendors today, with Amazon distribution coming soon.

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The Thread of Poetry in the Span of Life: Announcing ‘Space Between’

                      I’m happy to share some exciting news!  

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Revisiting Beauty

A friend recently gave me John O’Donohue’s book, Beauty, and it helped explain why beauty is so important to me. If you have read my memoir, perhaps you recall the last paragraph about beauty: “We can own a photograph, or … Continue reading

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