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The August Break: Twenty-Three

Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 23. Water Today was all about getting Lucky, our first ever family dog and Dylan’s 11th birthday present. We drove to Alexandria (2.5 hours each way, from home) to meet this beautiful girl being fostered by a couple who lives in Fargo, through the Retrieve a Golden of […]

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The August Break: Thirteen

Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 13. Last Year Last year, on August 13th, I was in Tobermory Ontario, staying on Georgian Bay with the Greenhouse clan. A month with Dylan and Jesse, away from daily cares and responsibilities, time passing slowly and languorously, minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day. […]

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Flutter for a day

Watch the butterflies flutter in our garden in the video below. This month, we are marking milestone after milestone: » 25th wedding anniversary for Jeremy and me » 18th birthday for Jesse » The end of elementary school for Dylan, marked by three-day 5th grade camping trip » Last day of high school for Jesse » Wedding of first grandchild for my […]

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finding beauty

Finding beauty

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. – Anne Lamott I’m taking an introductory six-week art class on Finding Beauty, taught by the beautiful soul, artist […]

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autumn

Another year gone

  Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows, unmattering back from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds and the wanderings of […]

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This is livin’!

It was a fall day just like today about 8 years ago when I had a very memorable encounter with an irrepressible chimney sweep named Victor. We needed to have the chimney cleaned in our new home and were lucky to have Victor’s business, Copperfield Chimney Sweeps, recommended to us. Victor is a local guy, with […]

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