Category Archives: life

friend always

I miss you, my friend. You, so close,           and you, the one I will never know. I don’t know where you are. This was always the design. You are going somewhere new       … Continue reading

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notice what’s beautiful

For today, I notice what’s beautiful. The world is so much more than what turns up on a screen. So for today, I look around me and notice what’s beautiful. And it is everywhere. I notice the cat’s gentle eyes. … Continue reading

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signs of life

Spotted this little dude while out on a freshly walkable trail. The flood waters have receded, and the snow is mostly gone, so it feels good to get back out there. The sun was shining on the little muskrat, lighting … Continue reading

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ukulele update

I am still happily wending my way down the ukulele path. I managed to graduate from my beginner group, earning a full set of ribbons, a nice whack at the gong, and – very cool – a nice strap for … Continue reading

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a work of art, in progress

Out roaming the local trails, I came upon the bit of graffiti pictured above. I couldn’t help but appreciate the intent, despite the misspelling: “Live your life like a peice [sic] of art.” Still, it somehow missed the mark, and … Continue reading

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the hand in the work

The stitches in a quilt made by hand speak out loud. They document a story, or at least some portion of a story. The threads are the evidence of individual effort – of a person’s intention, their hand hovering over … Continue reading

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still strummin’

The ukulele adventure continues. Thanks to faithful practice, my uke now sports a veritable rainbow of ribbons. I have learned a lot!! One of my friends seemed baffled that the class is taking this long. They seem to think of … Continue reading

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