Category Archives: Thoughts

Late November

As these late November mornings begin to unfold, a soft, blue light filters through the windows. The light, grey in hue, reflects against the darkness and barely luminates plants, books and other objects scattered about. Slowly daylight fills the room … Continue reading

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November and Running

“There’s nothing like the sun as the year dies,Kind as can be, this world being made so,To stones and men and birds and beasts and flies,To all things that it touches except snow,Whether on mountainside or street of town.The south … Continue reading

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A Good Week for Democracy

Last Wednesday, I arrived at the campground feeling exhausted and unwell. I was dismayed by the size of the campground and the number of oversized RVs. I felt like we had moved very far from the solitude of backpacking, and … Continue reading

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Hiking Middle Prong and Running

The house seems to be in a state of flux and clutter as we move from one camping trip to another, all the while executing our day to day lives. Fall is here. The hot, steamy, drowsy days of summer … Continue reading

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Sweeping out a lackluster week.

This is one week that I will be glad to whisk out the backdoor. Not that it was a bad week, no, I have had much worse. Instead, this has been of the wearisome variety, a wasted week. I have … Continue reading

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Hiking, Biking, Life Recently

I consider July to be the mid-point of summer and 4th of July the 2nd in a trifecta a summer holidays (Memorial, 4th and Labor). Back in the days when life centered around work, I looked forward to these 3-day … Continue reading

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Christmases Past and Present…

Several nights ago I spent a few hours lost in a blog I kept between 2004-2013. My goal was to find a poem I jotted down during the hustle-bustle of a Christmas season in a year whose date I could … Continue reading

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A glance back on the ending decade…

A post by Frances @ https://materfamiliasknits.blogspot.com/ about major life events over the past decade got me thinking about my own decade. Ten years ago on this day I was in my mid-50’s and anticipating my upcoming marriage. My life had … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Thanksgiving…

I woke Thanksgiving morning tired and a little stressed.  The day had turned into a big deal for our little family of four.  Several weeks ago my father, who is a resident of a retirement home and temporarily in a … Continue reading

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“What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding”…

Several weeks ago, John and I flew to Tempe, Arizona for the weekend. I scrambled to get ready in the days before the trip (my dad was in the hospital) and forgot all about reading material, something I remembered at … Continue reading

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