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The Lady Next Door

The lady next door is an interesting sort. Every morning at 0900, she walks outside in her pajamas wielding a cordless electric blower fearlessly tackling the eight burgundy leaves that had the audacity to drop off the beautiful plum tree … Continue reading

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Day 7: Gratitude Moves

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I got my sorry self out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and went on a hike at Montaña de … Continue reading

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Day 6: Gratitude Begets Gratitude

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I travelled 286 miles with a dog. As I drove I thought about how much effort went into packing up my … Continue reading

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Day 4: Gratitude is Not Fussing Over the Timing

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I found my inspiration at the last minute. Day 4. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Today has been all about time.  I … Continue reading

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Surge and Tranquil Fury

Thinking that I would love to share my favorite park with a couple of friends who’d never really hiked before, I began cajoling them a couple months ago.  I promised it would be a less strenuous hike than those they … Continue reading

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When Triumph Means Loss

Earlier today I happened upon a post about the Ray Bradbury short story, All Summer in a Day. I became very interested in his post because I too remember reading the story in middle school, and like the blogger, I … Continue reading

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Pace and Space

A talented writer directs and controls a reader’s pace and space through carefully chosen words and punctuation.  The reader then navigates the words like a raft floating down a river  and uses grammar and punctuation to guide her progress through … Continue reading

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