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Friday, September 14, 2007

Hello and good luck

Today we welcome a new member of the clan. Grace Rose Yorks arrived at 10:08 this morning, pointy headed and gorgeous. We're so happy for Toph and Anne, and our girls already love your girl. Smells BFF already.

We're also thinking about our neighbor Tom. Tom had his bone marrow transplant yesterday. Good luck Tom. We hope all is well and you're recovering.

The force of life never ceases to astonish me. Cut the grass this morning. Dumped the clippings into the compost and turned it. Upon turning it I found this amazing half eaten cob. Looked like the work of one of my girls. Eyes bigger than their stomach. What amazed me was almost every kernel that remained, more than half the cob, had sprouted. Thirty or so little lives all thrusting forth toward the sun. Go life! Go.

Hi, Grace. A wise guy once said:

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’ ”

Go with Grace, and be kind.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Dorothy and Charlotte

Today is the 50th anniversary of a phenomenal photograph and an extraordinary event. Today is the day that Dorothy went to school.

Dorothy Counts