Monthly Archives: June 2013

Running Commentary 3

Some days running is something I look forward to, even need, as an element of my day. Other days, like today, I have to fore myself out the door to do what I know I will later regret if I … Continue reading

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Stalking the Light

Yesterday I walked through the woods to my cabin in the late afternoon, when the sun sluiced through the thickening branches at lower than eye level. The sun cut through the foliage like a razor or a sci-fi tractor beam, … Continue reading

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Running Commentary 2

Here’s the other half of my “Running in the Midwest” list 🙂 You can link to the first half by clicking here You know you’re running in the Midwest if 6. Dodging road kill is your version of plyometrics 7. … Continue reading

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Falling Stars and Fireflies

The horizon marks the most radical division of our human existence–the border between earth and sky. We are people of the earth; our feet are planted here, we are comfortable with its profusion, secure in its solidity and familiarity. It … Continue reading

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Fireflies are back!

Last night I saw for the first time this season the fireflies, gliding in the ditches, catching the beam from my van’s headlights, drifting away to the tall grasses. As Thoreau said, fireflies are the shooting stars of our atmosphere. … Continue reading

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One Writer’s Beginnings

When I was a young girl, aspiring to be a Semi-famous Small Town Author, my place to write was a large wooden pallet nailed into a high crook of a weeping willow in our back yard.  After school,as the afternoon … Continue reading

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sweet sounds of communion

 Yesterday at church we celebrated communion; in our congregation, we wait to take the elements until they’ve been passed to everyone. Then, after a reflection by one of the congregants, we all take the elements together. With my eyes closed, … Continue reading

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