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  • My Soldier Boy

    Dreams meet reality. Or, his life, his plans. But it’s all love.

  • In praise of impermanence.

    2019, like my henna tat, is gone. But it’s all good.

  • Living the parting hour.

    On the Death of Anne Brontë By Charlotte Bronte There’s little joy in life for me,      And little terror in the grave;I ‘ve lived the parting hour to see      Of one I would have…

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    Lent 2019: Are you there God? It’s me, Alisha.

    Some of the contents of the inside and from the outside of the recently departed fridge.   I’ve had a few days lately that have made me wonder what is up with…

  • liliandgoo

    The opposite of her.

    Me, on my 3rd birthday, and Jos, 6 months, in 1985.    “A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel   It’s the sixth year since she…

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    The Problem is… you think you have time.

    Clockwise from top right: Jean-Michel Basquiat (image cr.); Dr. Martin Luther King with wife, Coretta, and daughter, Bernice (image cr.); Amy Winehouse (image cr.); and Marilyn Monroe (image cr.).   It’s Holy…

  • Throwback Thursday: Plan B (The non-B.C. one).

    Note: This post first appeared at my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on May 8, 2012. ~Li Why???? As I mentioned, somewhat in passing a couple of weeks ago, I resigned from…

  • Throwback Thursday: Great(ly different) Expectations.

    Note: This post was first published on my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on December 31, 2012. ~Li  Princeton University. I did not attend. I did, however, drive by a number of…

  • Throwback Thursday: Romancing the ordinary.

    Note: This post was first published on October 2, 2012, on my old blog, Far Above Rubies. Enjoy! ~Li On Thursday, my friend Kawania stopped by to pick up a flash drive.…

  • savinme

    Lent- Day 27: For rich or poor.

    (Image source: YouTube)   My home infusion nurse Charlie was over on Wednesday, administering IVIG. While the Gamunex dripped into my vein through my accessed PowerPort, he spoke about visiting a very…