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Yearly Archives: 2011


“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~Robert Frost ~ ~ ~ I shall be away for 2 to 3 weeks so most likely will not be online or blogging in that time. I am attending to “LIFE” and hope you will rejoin me later in the fall. My hope is that I will again resume writing […]

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Grateful for

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick Today I’m grateful for songwriters and singers; writers and their words. Yesterday it was fresh sheets and such that had been hung on the line; the sun and wind had their way with them, much to my delight. Who knows […]

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Cooking is Like Love

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~Harriet van Horne I love that quote. Some people who know me might wonder why it appeals to me because I can often grumble about cooking. You see, at my age, I often do find cooking a chore. But then […]

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Moments to Remember

Summer is a time of lush gardens, vivid colours, and overall vibrancy. So why am I posting a mocha-chocolate black and white, especially of a flower? I’m not entirely sure of the answer myself. Perhaps it’s because of the concern and worry with my father’s failing health or perhaps it’s as simple as the opposing […]

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Roy’s Story

His hair – and he had lots of it – was orange as a persimmon with curls that make steel wool look tame. It was his hair that first caught my attention, though my guess is most people would have first noticed his awkward gait and slight lilt toward one side as he struggled forward, […]

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Soft Writings

Those of you who stop by here are aware I’m taking a blog and photography break. I continue to write my weekly environment column because it’s such an easy process. I’ve been dealing with health issues and today, of all days, I have no idea what brings me to the computer. I’m dealing with a […]

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