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Love is in the Air

There are turkeys living down our road. They live there all year round, yet they surprise and delight me every time I walk past Duke’s place. Now that the weather is warming, the gobblers are puffing and preening along the … Continue reading

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Ode to a Daffodil

So I am climbing up and up the park stairs to City campus one Monday evening when I pass a bed of golden daffodils laughing.  “Spring is coming, spring is coming,” they gaily prattle as their many-pointed heads jiggle and … Continue reading

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The Way Back to Christmas Present

He appeared out of nowhere, forcing the scroogey couple to stop their car at the intersection of Christmas Past and Yet to Come. A jolly giant of a fellow with dark brown curls, he wore a green fur-lined robe and … Continue reading

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Ode to Transformation

I have always taken a quiet comfort in the changing of the seasons. Even in times of deep despair, there is hope in the certainty that the landscape, now slipping into its winter torpor, will one day reawaken. There is … Continue reading

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To-Do #357: Reject Perfect

My Inbox is stacked so very high with assignments that you can barely see me typing away at my computer! It would be so easy to become overwhelmed, though the reality of completing my “to-do” list before the workweek is … Continue reading

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Prayer Leaves

I want to note the seasonal changes at our pond every day. And count the fallen tree limbs after every storm. I want to trudge through the rain and the snow, rather than watch it from my window. And when … Continue reading

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Flaming Catus, Batman! Still No Bathroom?

Day 836 without a working bathroom. All right, all right, it’s only day eight. Still, it feels like 836. And is evidenced by all the dirty laundry I have been lugging around on the subway, we are officially living like … Continue reading

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