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Lately … a life that sizzles and pops

Reading: For the second time, happily so, Circling the Sun: A Novel. Made: another pair of socks. Experimented with techniques. Best home meal: On an eggs benedict kick so made two versions. First one and most delicious version was seed bread; avocado; marinated tomatoes; poached eggs; hollandaise. The second one which was very good but […]

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A Previous Northern Experience

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman Living north, beyond the 56th parallel, going for walks takes on different meaning. The sky rich azure blue as it is when the winter sun bathes the dormant, snow-covered fields. The air crisp as it is when the […]

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The roaming begins

“Like small gods, children formed their miniature worlds out of clay, or even just words. To them, the truth was never simple.” “In childhood, Lib remembered, family seemed as necessary and inescapable as a ring of mountains. One never imagined that as the decades went by, one might drift into an unbounded country. It struck […]

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gratitude and observances

I love morning light, stormy skies, damp fog, wandering shadows, the scent of forests and rain, the rhythms of the sea, squishy yarn, simple things in life, time shared with friends, the dog on my feet, handmade gifts, and spending time with my son and granddaughters. If you’re a fan of Mary Oliver, you may have already […]

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Keeping it simple

“Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don’t expect too much, enjoy what you have.” — This statement by Dean Koontz sums up my philosophy of living a simple life. I’m continually saying, “Enjoy what you have.” I think we all have some kind of mantra that we either live by or are known by. […]

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Connections

The winds have tumbled through the trees and across the Salish Sea this week like teenagers running from trouble. My week has scurried by with as much force as those winds and on multiple trajectories. First up on Monday was this note on Twitter: “@DianeMSchuller’s photos capture the beauty in everyday life: goo.gl/tEuDWL #PosterjackFeature ” What does that mean […]

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