make a wish

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~Doug Larson Loving dandelions feels like a revolutionary act. People in the suburbs don’t like them. There are whole aisles...

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noticing beauty, even so

Yesterday marks nine weeks of living with this mysterious, persistent sinus infection. I think I’m finally edging around the corner to where real health is in sight. I am hopeful, anyway I’ve thought that before, but...

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a shot of spring

Tulips and daffodils are in the stores again. These aren’t yet the field tulips, but I’m not picky. The bright spots of colour are so very welcome. This year, we plan to get up to Skagit Valley to see the tulips...

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return to the days of Mordor

These last few weeks before the turning of the season are pretty dark. To be fair, the first few weeks after the solstice will be pretty dark also, but we will know intellectually – and maybe viscerally – that things...

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