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Mexico

4/21/14 RePost From our Mexican Vacation:   Sigh, Monday just slipped away like one of those small lizards that race over the patio and up the walls at night. Truly, we meant to put pen to paper or at least fingertips to keyboard, but, the morning just burned away into this brilliant, acrylic blue sky, […]

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Ferdinand

4/14/14 Ferdinand disliked the cold, made him think of the old country he said. Austria, where it was always winter and people looked askance at children in shabby outerwear. He believed himself treated poorly there, a rough and chilly upbringing at best. So, South Africa beckoned to him from the travel agent window as a […]

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The Fall

3/10/14 Digging in my pocket for the car keys, sheaf of papers under one arm, for no particular reason choosing the stairs, the cement felt slippery; for the briefest of seconds I was in the air, papers fluttering down like giant flakes of snow, braking my fall with my wrist, and in turn, my wrist […]

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Puff Pastry & Gibb’s Bakeshop

3/3/14 Thank the heavens for this small amount of rain, wets the dirt we like to think of as lawn and knocks a little pollen to earth, to be tracked in by the hounds of course, but thanks anyway. This time of year we’d be sneaking water into the flowerbeds if the Daisy Dog hadn’t […]

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Valentines Day

1/20/14 Foggy mornings like this I just long for those times that used to be; days where everything lay before, wrapped in cellophane dreams and Christmas bows. There was a single golden path, not yet littered with those not taken or strewn with steps retreated from, but just a road with no particular destination and […]

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Winter

1/13/14 Spring, yet a lifetime away, with winter in between here and there; Winter, with its long, dark nights and its persistent, lonely, chill. Our memories, as we age, seem to drop away like synchronized divers, one at a time, into some lost pool. Momma’s had news of one more old friend given but days […]

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Winter & High School Football

12/09/13 Well this feels like the middle of winter, I don’t know why it always comes as such a shock to me, but it sure does. The sun hangs in the morning sky, a mere 50 watt bulb, the ones you can’t buy any longer, no warmth only pale illumination. —- Oh, the wonder of […]

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Halloween

Well, the weather has turned to crap. Must be Halloween. The doorbell rings, the hounds bark and bolt for the door, crowding the screen for a peek, Dexter Dog will bury his head in the nearest offered sack like a horse to a feed bag, kind of a reverse “Trick or Treat”, come away with […]

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Loss

  Sunday was a morning to take our breath away. The sky bathed in golden edged vermillion and the Earth followed with the colors of velvet pink roses lifting to the sun. As a community we collectively reached to the heavens in Avery Walker’s name; the heavens responded and our breath returned. Go in Peace. […]

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