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Changes

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I’ve been meeting quite a few new folk around town lately, since joining a couple of clubs that have me socializing somewhat more than usual.  My running group affords me up to an… Continue reading

Worms etc.

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In a contemplative mood after my workout this morning, I ambled along the sidewalk enjoying the rain on my face and the hint of cottonwood sap in the air and then I looked… Continue reading

Short Observations-Exams 2013

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Back in the day, when I was still teaching, there were exam sessions held in the gymnasium.  Before the session, some unlucky class would schlepp about one hundred and fifty desks to the… Continue reading

Words of Encouragement

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Way to go/looking good/running strong/you got this/you rock/keep up the good work: so many phrases meant to boost the spirits of runners have often had a disheartening effect on me. It has become… Continue reading

The Deer

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Though I often cursed the deer who chomped the heads off my tulips just the day before they blossomed, I miss living with them. In the first year we lived in our old… Continue reading

Lost and Found

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I ignored the first black glove but the second one required intervention-I scooped it up and went back for its mate, only to discover that they were not a pair. The almost fully… Continue reading

Cows: It’s calving season, Connie Sobchak reminds us of the sure marker that spring will come

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It’s calving season on the farms and even though my photo collections abound with anonymous brown and white faces with cute pink noses, I can’t resist capturing a few more shots. Next time… Continue reading

Shadows

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An object between a source of light and a ground will cast a shadow if the light source is bright enough-that’s the straight forward explanation for shadows and that’s the interpretation I take… Continue reading

Detour

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Somehow a line from the song, I’m On My Way by the Proclaimers wriggled into my thoughts as I contemplated my approach to this post. Insistently, it affirmed, “I took a right, I… Continue reading

Family Reunion

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Since 1974 or so, my family has hosted a summer reunion. We may have missed a gathering here or there in the early days but in the last thirty years this gathering has… Continue reading

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