Archive March 2010

The gravity of the situation 0

Dear Bradshaw,

As Francesca has started her aromatherapy class, her excitement about further integrating fragrance into our lives has reached a fever pitch. She claims certain scents can enhance creativity, increase peace of mind, and help us tune into spiritual frequencies that will bring important problems bubbling to the surface of our dreams. continue reading »

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Pray not to be pinched 0

Dear Bradshaw,

I dropped the last letter in the mailbox hours ago and here I am writing again. What a pal I am! Meanwhile, happy Saint Patrick’s Day! What do you do in there on Saint Patrick’s Day? Do you pinch people for not wearing green? Do you pray not to be pinched? Sorry I didn’t think of it before or I’d have sent you a green sock or a glove or a green hat or, well, something to keep you from getting pinched. Would you believe Francesca has an uncle whose name is Patrick and today’s his 60th birthday, right smack dab on the saint’s day? Not a coincidence though, I must confess. He’s Catholic, and his parents named him Patrick in honor of the saint. continue reading »

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Apples grow on trees 0

Dear Bradshaw,

While riding the elevator with my sixteen-year-old next-door neighbor this morning, I felt pressured by social etiquette and neighborly rapport to initiate conversation. “Is that you I hear sometimes, playing the guitar?” I asked. continue reading »

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Thinking with your brain 0

Dear Bradshaw,

While riding the subway on my way to work this morning, I heard a throaty, phlegm-filled, explosive cough. Glancing up from my book to assess the distance between the miscreant and myself, I noticed a fifty-year-old man not only coughing but coughing without covering his mouth. continue reading »

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