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To Everything a Season

November 27, 2014
To Everything a Season

This picture was taken almost a year ago.  Once again there’s snow on the banks of his beloved river; it’s a little early this year, arriving on Thanksgiving.  I’ve watched it through all the seasons, at times bursting forth with new growth and activity, and at other times quiet and serene as the water moves...

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Say Cheese

November 11, 2014
Say Cheese

Sometimes posing for pictures is agonizing.  Remember those times as a kid when you were instructed to “say cheese”?  Inevitably I cheesed a little too hard, all teeth and gums, feeling awkward and wishing I was someplace else.  The alternative was the half-smile, which I mastered a little later.  Now the half-smile looks like...

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Smarter

September 19, 2014
Smarter

Vision, literally and figuratively, is a gift I don’t take for granted, especially after this week.  I broke my glasses, and tape wasn’t the answer.  They were unwearable and had to be replaced.  Since I needed a new prescription anyway, I chose to view the glass as half full, my default lense. My original...

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I’m Hooked

September 8, 2014
I’m Hooked

I remember being told as a child to “calm down” when I got really excited.  I wasn’t exactly the shy and retiring type.  I’m guessing my energy was a little overwhelming for parents trying to deal with five small kids at the same time, or a teacher with a whole classroom to contend with....

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Three Pieces

August 16, 2014
Three Pieces

As I careen about the country this summer, I find that I crave comfort.  T-shirts are on top of the list.  I managed to refashion two before I left on my last adventure.  This one started off as a classic man’s t-shirt.  I changed the neckline, took in the sides, hemmed it shorter, and...

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The Ode Series, #6

July 17, 2014
The Ode Series, #6

Inspiration comes in many forms.  Sometimes it’s as simple as the color of a cardinal in a leafy tree.  At other times it can be more complex, whether in the form of a book or perhaps a song.  Extraordinary people inspire as well, enabling us to see a different and better way of doing...

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