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Listening to Mary Oliver read her poems, then reading them aloud to one another, has filled the last 24 hours with delight.
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Only October 5, and already winter is blustering around.
Turkey Vultures were kettling yesterday above my cottage. Their graceful, soaring circles transfixed me. This yearly ritual announces: Time to head south.
When was the last time you wrote someone a real honest-to-goodness letter complete with a stamp on the envelope? The Post Office says not many folks are sending snail mail letters any more.
I've long been a 49ers fan. So when football season comes around, I like to remember back when the team was something really special. Here's one of my favorite football memories. Maybe you remember it to.
Although I'm not a fan of spiders, I'm awed by the beautiful webs spun by the European Garden Spider. And beyond that, I find these big, passive orb-weavers intelligent.
A mysterious shadow and its voice set me to wondering.
Disappointment offers opportunities for growth and self-reflection.
We're all on the journey of our lives. The decisions we make and the actions we take today help shape our future.
We try not to think about the amount of death required so that we can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. But in the country it's hard to escape the life-and-death reality of eating.
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