Patricia Wild’s Blog

May 19, 2009: Drama on Longfellow Park
On Sunday morning, just as we were settling into worship, the Mormon church across Longfellow Park from Friends Meeting at Cambridge, ...
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May 4, 2009: Yesterday’s Panel Discussion, Jamaicaway Books
This morning, when I saw a woman wearing a surgical mask walk past my house, I added another reason to ...
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May 3, 2009: Progress report
Way Opens: Year I has just ended and, on the whole, I'd give it a B+/A-: good readings, good response, ...
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April 20, 2009: Now, listen my children. . . “
Today is Patriot's Day which, to Boston Marathon or Red Sox fans, must seem like a silly name for this ...
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April 7, 2009: “Count on me”
When step-son Jeremy and his wife, Vita, invited David and me to travel with them and their toddler daughter Sasha ...
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March 25, 2009: “Night Tree Necktie Party”
We're back after a wonderful CA trip a little jet-lagged, a little weary—but robustly certain we're blessed by an amazing ...
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March 12, 2009:”Go tell it. . . “
Three times last week I heard tragic, dire stories from Palestine. Last Sunday, Gay Harter* showed slides of her trip ...
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February 28, 2009: “Nation of Cowards”?
My dear friend Delia sent me a New York Times op-ed piece by Charles M. Blow re Attorney Eric Holder's ...
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February 10, 2009: A teachable moment
Like Dickens, who walked the streets of London twenty miles a day, walking though my beloved community is integral to ...
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January 29, 2009: Happy anniversary, Owen and Lynda!
This past Sunday during meeting for worship, Katie Cullinan, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, led all of us ...
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January 15, 2009: Witnessing On the T
Earlier this week, right after lunch, I was on a Boston subway train (aka "the T") and, since it wasn't ...
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January 4, 2009: Letter to the editor
Today in meeting for worship, a message came to me. What was strange about this particular message was that it ...
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December 30, 2008: Redemption (and the Beloved Community
Yesterday morning, after beloved grandson Dmitri and his equally beloved parents had gone home after our wonderful Christmas together, David ...
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December 22, 2008: Happy Hannukkah
The problem with not writing for The Somerville Journal anymore AND taking a break from novel-writing is that everything, EVERYTHING ...
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December 18, 2008: Allison’s “competition”
Judging from the frenzied activity at my bird feeders, tomorrow's snow storm will be a doozy: lots of cheeky, fat ...
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December 17, 2008: “Christmas happens.”
Yesterday, at Porter Square Books, I ran into Wendy Jehlen. In her mid-thirties, daughter of good friends Alain and Pat ...
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December 16, 2008: Do I Need A Blog-off? Naw!
Yikes. What sort of a blog is this when I post so rarely? Answer: A blog that can't quite take ...
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November 15, 2008: Twin (Mind) Set
Was reminded the other night of the dramatic, charged moments right after Allison and Christina had been born (25 years ...
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November 8, 2008: “It’s a whole new world.”
What a week! What a rollercoaster ride! Tuesday night, at a bar with other aging Somerville progressives (and their kids), ...
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November 3, 2008: “Cook on a Slave Ship”
As noted when I guest-blogged for Hope, last Wednesday's meals-and-sharing dinner conversation got a little heated (I'll link what I ...
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My trip to Lynchburg: October 7 – 11, 2008
How's this for a writing prompt: It's October 9, 2008; you're 63 years old. You have been given the opportunity to ...
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September 29, 2008: “Guest Book”?
Back in the spring, when Nathan Gwirtz, the incomparable creator of this website (Thanks again, Nathan!) asked if I wanted ...
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Walk Cheerfully: Posted August 11, 2008
"Walk cheerfully over the earth," George Fox advised,"answering that of God in everyone." A couple of weeks ago, I took an illuminating ...
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June 30th: A New-Style Reading
As fans of the Porter Square Bookstore readings know, often what's billed as a "reading" ain't necessarily so. The old-style ...
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