Monthly Archives: October 2014

Some Thoughts on Birds

I have been trying to spend more time outside, not letting the last of autumn slip by me. I am attending to bird sounds, trying to connect calls to the birds which make them. I now know the three note … Continue reading

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

It is 10:30 and the moon is so bright and silver that it lights up the whole lawn, except where the shadow of the house obscures it. Through the large paned loft window, shafts of white light pour, the moon … Continue reading

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The Value of Exploring

So many of the polar explorers looked upon life as an adventure; discovery was an elemental desire which urged them into areas and prodded them into actions which had no rewards beyond themselves. To know, to progress, to wander, to … Continue reading

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Parades and Wallendas

It is a good morning for beginnings. In the ravine outside my open cabin window, an intermittent drizzle falls–not of rain, but of yellow leaves. Stronger breezes send a flickering shower down from the tops of trees, the leaves catching … Continue reading

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Up and Autumn

In spite of several drenching rains and cold snaps, some of the trees this autumn–randomly, it seems, since there is no rhyme or reason to what sorts of trees do it–have refused to shake off their leaves, clenching tight against … Continue reading

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Loving Words, Loving Roget

Though at the time I felt normal and ordinary enough, looking back at my childhood I can see that in some ways I led a very un-ordinary life. For example, it was not, I discovered later, a usual thing for … Continue reading

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Toolkit | Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style

Originally posted on Kelsey Mitchener Editing:
I’ve always had a soft spot for beautiful books. Bright covers, deckle-edge pages, crisp dust jackets, engravings, illustrations… there are a thousand ways to make a gorgeous book, and they are why I will…

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