Category Archives: General Musing

Natural Beauty

Life seems to be settling back into its normal steady hum of routine. I’ve been making soup and bread. Two things we missed on our trip. It’s been a smooth transition for the most part, but I did wake up … Continue reading

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Home Again

Back at the nest. Our winter escape to warmer climates has come full cycle. Being away for almost six weeks has certain advantages. In spite of the fact that our trip was, on the whole, pretty special and wonderful, I’m … Continue reading

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Still Dancing

  Mary Oliver died yesterday at the age of 83. I never met her, but I feel as though I knew her. Perhaps that was her greatest gift. Her poetry was intimate and approachable. Her subjects relatable; her language simple, … Continue reading

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Fun Fact of Aging

  I  have age related hearing loss. Nothing major. Basically, if something is loud enough, I can hear it. Recheck appointment in two years. I can live with that. One of the fun facts about aging is that you collect … Continue reading

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And the Years Fly By

Added this year’s Christmas card to the collage  on my bulletin board. Children are such a stark indicator of the passage of time. Those chubby babies smiling from early cards are now pre-teens. Photographs can capture a moment in time … Continue reading

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Discovery in the Morning Light

Clocks fell back this morning. Groans on all sides that we’ve been robbed of an hour of daylight. This moan is only tempered by the realization (at least for some) that it also means an extra hour of sleep on … Continue reading

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Rituals

  And the rituals of Fall begin in earnest once the thermostat calls for heat. Air conditioner vents closed, as the furnace assumes its place of dominance for the long months ahead. Mums and pumpkins guard the door. Squash and … Continue reading

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