Patricia Wild’s Blog

March 5, 2010: On The Green Line:
I'm sitting across from a curly-haired, older woman, completely dressed in black, who receives a phone call just as the ...
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February 15, 2010: NYC # 4
February 13th: Watching the news re Haiti with my son-in-law in his living room: The NYC-based television announcer begins many ...
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February 8, 2010: New York City Story # 3
  1. [Note: These stories happened while I was staying in Brooklyn for much of January. As with much of this ...
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February 2, 2010: New York City Story # 2
January 8, 2010, Greenwood Park, Brooklyn: My grandson Dmitri arranges clumps of icy snow  in the dead-middle of the paved, ...
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January 29, 2010: New York City Story #1
[I've been in Brooklyn for the part 3 1/2 weeks tending grandchildren. Here's the first of 11 stories, most of ...
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January 3, 2010: Happy New year/FYI
I'm off to Brooklyn for 3 weeks to be an extra pair of arms for my 2 grandchildren—and their laundry ...
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December 29, 2009: Oughts
A bitterly cold wind rattles my study window; warm and cozy, I send out a prayer for all who must ...
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December 22, 2009: Glad Tidings
Christmas preparations are 95% under control (next year I really do have to figure out how to simplify this thing—for ...
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December 14, 2009: “Best of Both Worlds”
A stellar, all-black cast, a sexy, talented, gorgeous male lead—Gregg Baker—with the most amazing voice, R &B and gospel music, ...
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December 3, 2009: (kinda) Happy Birthday
Today's my birthday; I am now 65. And while it's sobering to realize I only have 20 or so more ...
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November 15, 2009: All of a peace
Yesterday at an all-day workshop re Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice ...
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November 6, 2009: Paved Over
Walking down Summer Street a couple of days ago, I noticed a sign for a landscaping company posted next to ...
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October 31, 2009: BOO!
Here's an e-mail I just sent to the Boston Globe: In its October 31st  "Nation" section, the Boston Globe has ...
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October 21, 2009: “. . . fear, itself.”
Last night my husband and I were walking down Park Street  when, half a block in front of us, lights ...
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October 14, 2009: “A thing of beauty. . . “
Years ago at a wedding reception at Cambridge Meeting, I met a man from Philadelphia who, apparently, lived in a ...
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September 29, 2009: “Fences”
Fact: The Huntington Theater production of August Wilson's "Fences" is the best theater I've ever seen. (And I've been a ...
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September 15, 2009: Beyond Words
On my couch are lovely, artisan pillows from Armenia, Greece and, now, Turkey, souvenirs from countries with centuries of hatred ...
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August 25, 2009: This will be a little longer
Within minutes of posting the last, brief acknowledgment of  discouragement, my doorbell rang. My neighbor and her sister wanted copies ...
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August 16, 2009: This will be brief:
I sold 0 books at Yearly Meeting. I am discouraged. And confused ...
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August 3, 2009: Johanna Appleseed
Saturday, a glorious summer day, I was picking up windfall apples in the front yard when a scruffy-looking guy walked ...
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July 24, 2009: Skip Gates, local resilience
Since every Greater-Boston commentator, black and white, is weighing in on the recent Skip Gates incident, why should I be ...
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July 12, 2009: Interconnectedness
As you may know, I usually spend my Wednesday nights at my Quaker meeting breaking bread and talking with several ...
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June 24, 2009: Blame the rain?
[Background to today's blog; much of this info is discussed in the last chapter of Way Opens. Scroll down to ...
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June 8, 2009: On Flannery O’Connor and Race
Having recently taken a workshop on unlikable characters (Takeaway: Don't get hung up on some readers' need for sympathetic characterswhen ...
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