15 Mar 2018

What Landur Gives

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What Landur Gives

If you’ve been in the Lobby Lounge on an evening, and a man with a smile slow and sweet has asked if he could light your tabletop candle and refill your snack mix, you’ve met Landur. Landur is the lobby porter. This means he bustles around caring for all the details that make everyone else […]

1 Mar 2018

The Cusp of Spring

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The Cusp of Spring

Today is the first day of March.  Is that spring murmuring, or just our wishful thinking?  Beginning a new month feels hopeful, especially since March edges us closer to sunlight and to green. It’s only in the 40s today but I saw two men in the lobby wearing shorts, a sinewy teenager sporting a tank […]

4 Feb 2018

Eleanor: Past, Present and Future

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Eleanor: Past, Present and Future

Eleanor, Past: The youngest of six children, it was Eleanor’s goal in life to make everyone else happy. She learned that making people happy actually made her happy too. She was amiable and willing to do anything her parents asked of her, so she tried on and subsequently shed a line of sports and activities […]

27 Jan 2018

Recognition

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Recognition

At age six, David told his two best friends that he was adopted. He revealed this news with great pride and no idea that anyone would ever react negatively to such a fundamental truth of his life. He’d been adopted at seven days old by a loving couple who’d assured him that he was deeply […]

11 Jan 2018

Taste

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Taste

  In the watery cool of spring, she seeks morels deep in the woods. In the fall, she forages mushrooms with jaunty names, Hen of the Woods. She will prepare and serve up the forest as a savory mushroom stroganoff. For many years as a girl Food was her enemy. As she warred against it, […]

7 Jan 2018

Just Two Kids in Love: How to Stay Married

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Just Two Kids in Love: How to Stay Married

When they were 15, Gene and Loren were classmates at the single high school in their county. They often crossed paths in the same “smart kid classes”.  In what was likely the only time studious Loren didn’t complete her homework, she asked Gene to tell her the answer to a question about A Separate Peace. […]