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Falling in Love with Fall

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece entitled, “Falling into Fall.”  The general theme was a distinct dislike for the season.  I spent a couple of pages whining about the death of everything and dreading the onset of … Continue reading

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The Gift

The best presents in the world are the ones that are unexpected, and come from left field. Having just gone through the “Move of the Century,” we are in major down-sizing mode.  With the approach of August which represented both … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back

The scrub oak is dead.  Skeletal branches reach for a sky that won’t rain, that has nothing to offer but day after day of blistering heat.  It’s still early, yet a white haze is already shimmering over the landscape as … Continue reading

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The Big C

As we advance through this adventure called life, there are certain uncomfortable truths that soon become evident—like death.  From a fairly early age, we come to understand that there will most likely people we know and love who will take … Continue reading

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Northbound

Spring has finally arrived and with it the need to start the process of moving north.  We’ll harness Sophie (my Yukon) to the ‘ol covered wagon and begin the long trek to Montana. The house is still on the market.  … Continue reading

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Off The Map

For the first time in six years, I feel moved to write a Christmas letter. Up until 2006, it had been a yearly event, a way to keep family and friends in the loop with what was going on in … Continue reading

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This Little Light of Mine

Everyone thinks I’m crazy. Not just a little on the tweaked side, but undeniably, certifiably nuts. I guess I can’t really blame them. From their perspective, it must seem like Grant and I have lost our ever loving minds. We’re … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Today’s my Mom’s birthday.  It’s caused me to pause and reflect both on what it means to be a mom, and what me and my brothers put my poor mom through over the years. We moved to the mountains when … Continue reading

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Spinning Out of Control

I’ve always thought I was pretty strong. Years ago, as a teenager, I remember hay season with my Dad. Back at our barn, he’d stand on the trailer and, with a hay hook, toss those eighty-pound bales up to me, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Foodie

Having grown up in a family for whom food was not just something, but the thing, its not surprising that, as an adult, I’ve evolved into someone known as a “Foodie.” I think it started with the sugar substitute “Aspartame.” … Continue reading

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