Monthly Archives: September 2013

Monday Mournings

Things to be thankful for: 1. Nash Metropolitans 2. pet hedgehogs 3. old fashioned seed catalogs, with drawings on the front of odd vegetables 4. Harold and the Purple Crayon 5. being a professor that wears red sneakers and carries … Continue reading

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Autumn, Fall My Way!

Though I know autumn precedes winter, and winter is such a tough season to muddle through in the Midwest, still, I can’t help being excited at its near arrival, signs of which I am now seeing across the landscape. I … Continue reading

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Pennies Cast from a Generous Hand

The world has small moments of beauty everywhere, “pennies strewn liberally from a generous hand,” as Annie Dillard puts it. Walking the beach, I saw a small chunk of wood with a wet feather wound about it, its white tendrils … Continue reading

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Monday Mournings

Ten more things to be thankful for: 1. A new box of Crayola crayons, with its waxy smell and each crayon with unmarred, blunted tips 2. Loamy Maine woods, scented with balsam fir 3. Learning how to drive a motorcycle … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Solitude

[journal entry describing a trail hike at Pokagon State Park in Indiana] On the trail, two people have passed me, and this too has disrupted my mood and my deep need for solitude today. Why is it that as I … Continue reading

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God Is in the Sunrise!

An amazing sunrise today. It began with fiery reds pushing against the cloud banks, then diffused into the rain clouds, spreading pink across the horizon.

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Monday Mournings: More Things to Be Thankful For

1. My teenage daughter voluntarily holding my hand when we walk together 2. cheese, Grommit: dill havarti, sharp cheddar, baby Swiss 3. sunflowers yawning towards the sun 4. sipping hot coffee in the morning before anyone else is up, hands … Continue reading

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