Tag Archives: mystery

The mystery of the loud thuds

Yesterday, in between listening to Christmas carols and making a pomegranate kale salad, I heard a loud thud. What in the world could it be? First thought: The mail carrier is delivering presents from Portland, Oregon, or Edgewater, New Jersey! … Continue reading

Posted in December 2017 | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

The medicine way

On June 10th the lupine theater played for a full house.  They perfumed, awed, and colored the landscape extraordinarily.  We onlookers gushed at their purple, pink and white symphony and deeply inhaled their essence.  Their lupine-ness shined superb; never were … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

“We shall not be tamed!”

The Buick’s windshield covered with heavy dew obscures our road in blurry wet shapes.  Up ahead–just to the left!–oh look, it’s a coyote.  No, it’s a fox.  Darn it, it’s a blurry wet windshield reflection moving into tall waving grasses. … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Ours is not to wonder why…

…We have bigger fish to fry! About a year ago Barry’s ex-colleague lazily suggested one late autumn morning in between coffee sips, “Ours is not to wonder why…” and Barry, ever-the-fisherman replied, “We have bigger fish to fry!” He told … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

what holds our sadness always, valentine?

what makes me sad is sharing half-truths. no matter what we say it seems we can’t wrap the whole truth of life into 1,000 words, let alone a half sentence. no matter what we say we can’t express the mystery. … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments


It’s my birthday, dear reader. Time to celebrate the arrival of this 55th year! Imagine, what mysteries shall present themselves in a new year on this planet? We can never know how many small delights, how many heart aches, how many … Continue reading

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It’s all reflection, folks…

Count yourself a lucky soul, if a pond exists within a stones throw of your couch.  If one doesn’t exist, fathom it out.  Trespass if you must.  Ponds speak to your underwater longing. You can find yourself while pausing cross-legged … Continue reading

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