Holding the Self Accountable

As spring struggles to break winter’s grasp, I find myself spending far too much time wiping dog paws and mopping floors. Mutter, mutter, mutter. Occasionally I take a hike up my stairs and stop in admiration: defying the swirling snowflakes, a Mourning Dove takes its turn sitting the nest, incubating the first brood of the […]

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Happy Is As Happy Does

I love the end of spring for all its diversity and color.  The urgent heat of day and the refreshing coolness of night.  The purple and blues of lupines, iris, chive and sage; the pinks of roses, peonies, dianthus-ish volunteers; the greens of grass, stalks, stems, leaves and needles–all creating a kaleidoscope effect of daily changing […]

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