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Telling the Bees

My paternal grandmother married into a culturally Dutch family with a Scottish name (Campbell). There seems to be a Celtic (the shared language of Scots) tradition called “Telling the Bees,” in which every hive is informed of a keeper’s major life event (deaths and marriages). I have found paintings and…

Dancing

I was asked to share a video of a dance that I recently learned. Before I do so, I would like to add a few thoughts about my experience with modern dance. There is no substitute for dance. When we moved to our current house and I was looking for…

Girl logic :: what I think before I eat a piece of pizza

I listened to It’s Been a Minute, the one where Sam Sanders interviews Iliza Shlesinger about Girl Logic. (Find the podcast at https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510317/its-been-a-minute-with-sam-sanders) Iliza relates everything to pizza to keep things relate-able. Like Sam, I have always been amazed at how few thoughts men tend to have and how many…