Monthly Archives: February 2015

Being Ice

Now that I am in my fifties, I have to admit to myself that I am a pond in winter. I’d like to think that it’s early winter, November at most, but if the average life expectancy for women is … Continue reading

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A Leather Satchel

For many years I have wanted a leather satchel. It seemed a marker of my permanent career as a scholar, an everyday, useful item which would transport what I do and who I am. A long line of canvas backpacks, … Continue reading

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Stalking the Miraculous

What would happen if we all began to stalk the miraculous? If we began to look for it around every corner, if we expected it to appear? With such a spirit, nothing would be entirely mundane, but sparked with expectation. … Continue reading

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In Defense of Routine

Routine is under-rated and maligned. Almost always it’s regarded negatively, associated with boredom and ruts and thoughtless, plodding existence. Of course, routine can be all of these things, but if it is, it’s because we’ve allowed it to degrade into … Continue reading

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I Won’t Sit for That!

I have run regularly for over twenty years and have lifted weights consistently for longer than that. Working out is an engrained habit, something I take for grated as a natural aspect of my lifestyle. I consider myself an active, … Continue reading

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Stalking Fox

A fresh snowfall had frosted our woods like a cake, smoothing all the furrows and swiping flat the pocked divots made from previous animal walks. My prints, broad and flat boot tracks, were the first the indent the surface. Soon, … Continue reading

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The Pond in Winter

Warren Pond is frozen, and its smooth surface is padded with two inches of equally smooth snow that fell last night. The snow is scissored by lines of deer track, lines which span edge to edge, then re-cross in a … Continue reading

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