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  • Sunday, November 20, 2016

    “I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.” ~ George Gordon Byron Me too, Lord Byron, me too. These words stopped me when I stumbled upon them this morning. One of the great gifts of retirement is the opportunity to stay home and replenish my reserves when I’m feeling peopled […]

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  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples Yesterday afternoon it got dark and storm blew in. Having spent the morning doing housework I was looking forward to some photography time so the passing of the light was disappointing. I decided to see what I could do with what little […]

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  • Lessons From The Road

    We are taking a road trip today. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the snow in the fields and on the trees is brilliant white. A few miles back I saw magic. The snow-adorned weeds and brush alongside the road caught the sun in just the right way as to sparkle like they […]

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  • #amwriting

    I have two quotes hanging on the wall in my office: Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. ~ Natalie Goldberg and Write hard and clear about what hurts. ~ Ernest Hemingway Yesterday I spent four hours being split open […]

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  • The August 19 Garden

    I’ve run into one too many cobwebs recently to deny that the seasons are on the cusp of changing. This morning I even sent Gerry into the garden ahead of me to identify, and annihilate, any rogue cobwebs hanging around. Change is happening in the garden as well, as we ripped out the two big […]