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Magical Fall

When I was a young girl, I had come to the conclusion that the magical changing of the leaf colors in autumn was due to the work of an elusive woodland elf. In my mind, his name was Henry. He, … Continue reading

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The Plants and I

I suppose I should admit that I wasn’t always interested in plants. In fact, I did my very best to be somewhere, anywhere, else all those weekend mornings that my dad held reveille at the crack of dawn. Dad had … Continue reading

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Sweet Basil Dreams

As I peeled apart the clear hard-plastic container, I got my first whiff. A small trickle of nearly forgotten memories started to slowly twirl around in the farthest reaches of my mind. The scent intensified as I pulled the crumpled … Continue reading

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This Summer: A Manifesto

School let out a week ago and I’ve been a little at loose ends as I don’t teach during the summer.  I have a huge lists of projects that need doing, but somehow I’m not terribly inspired to get started.  … Continue reading

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Of Worms and Dads

Every time I look at the home screen on my phone, I have to smile. The photo is of a chubby two- year-old hand proudly holding up a wriggling worm. This, of course, makes me think of my dad. Now … Continue reading

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The Mixed Up Days of March

I like to think of March as the Friday of the seasons.  All the mundane grey of winter is nearly over and everyone is looking forward to the weekend…er…spring and summer.  Yesterday I smiled as I checked on the progress … Continue reading

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The Quiet Time

I’ve been sitting in my living room listening to the quiet. These quiet times are are rare and are something I truly treasure.  They are a balm to my soul.  I live in a noisy home.  It seems as though … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

Don’t worry, it’s a new look, but it’s still me.  My pal Bob The Rooster, let me know that he had to make a quick trip to Minnesota to visit his ailing Aunt Eunice.  (Personally, I think it has more … Continue reading

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And They Called It Pumpkin Love…

Title apologies to Donny Osmond…I just couldn’t help it! (Did anyone else hope he’s showcase purple socks on dwts?) It all started back in October…no, I take that back…I think it really started way back in June or July.  That’s … Continue reading

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Sometimes I forget things…

Like the pumpkin seeds from our Jack-O-Lantern.  I washed them and put them in the oven so that I could have them ready to roast the next day.  Then promptly forgot all about them.  I never grew a pumpkin before…

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