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Batten Down the Hatches, My Pretties!

A hurricane’s a comin’! A hurricane’s a comin’! And on the heels of the biggest earthquake to have rocked New York since 1884, no less. Truly, such a confluence of natural disasters might (I said might) make certain people draw some … Continue reading

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There and Back Again: A Magical Adventure

Once upon a time there was a woman who lived in a quiet rural village, where no one believed in magic. She tried to make due by making up stories and talking to the animals. But such amusements only last … Continue reading

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An Enchanting Encounter

I’d always known it was there, of course: The magical little water source around the side of our garage. Obscured by weeds and tangled saplings, it quietly bubbled away under a blanket of pond moss and a bed of wild … Continue reading

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The Three Jakes

They came strutting across our newly seeded lawn like swaggering, fat little soldiers in a tight trio formation. Blabbering noisily, they bobbed their heads up and down and back and forth like pistons, occasionally stopping to scratch for grubs with … Continue reading

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Ode to Early Risers

I have never been a particularly early (or cheerful) riser, but lately, our life at Smallpeace has inspired me to rethink old habits. Here, dawn comes on like a light switch, with choirs of insects, farm animals, and songbirds singing … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Beasts Are

Oh little emperor without a sphere of influence conqueror without a country, smallest living-room tiger, nuptial
sultan of the sky, of the erotic roof-tiles, the wind of love in the storm you claim when you pass and place four delicate feet … Continue reading

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