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When I Watch the Snow Fall

When I Watch the Snow Fall

The hawk in silent majesty soars in moments of simplicity as the snowmen slump near sidewalks trampled by dirt while last week’s hardened snow apologizes its prolonged departure, muddying our thoughts, but the willows stop weeping as all day and all night the Sky...
Don’t Be Discouraged

Don’t Be Discouraged

Sometimes when I wake I’m surprised to discover Something stuck in my head I worked hard to let go of Yet it’s from this place Where discouragement lingers from those we’ve allowed to discourage us that We can close the door Be reminded instead To encourage...
Surviving the Vicissitudes of Writing

Surviving the Vicissitudes of Writing

“Todd,” I say after reading the comments from my writing mentor on my new manuscript. It seems the banter between two old(er) souls who have stuck together through the vicissitudes of life, with his guidance, what I have somehow captured and assembled, might work. It...
Outside Inside Healthy Happy New Year

Outside Inside Healthy Happy New Year

I am standing at the stove eating blueberries from a bowl as I sauté onion and orange pepper for lentil soup because the big blueberry muffin Todd and I are sharing seems to be lacking. Blueberries. Everything else about it is great: a big crunchy cap with peel off...
On Cashews and Self Control

On Cashews and Self Control

Cashews always remind me of the Holidays. Cashews remind me of my son who can eat a while can. Cashews remind me of my mom who loved them with caramels. When there are two-for-one cans at CVS I stock up. Actually, our current stash are the cans I bought to send to my...

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