Author: Mary Kunkel

No More. Please.

A shooting. Another shooting.  I woke up yesterday morning to news of one more mass shooting, this one the deadliest recorded in this country.  The news reports referred to it as “today’s shooting”, which...

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O, Canada

We just got back from camping in Canada and I noticed a couple of things. My first observation was that the border crossing guard at the Canadian customs booth was extremely friendly and welcoming,...

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No Banana Peel Necessary

Yesterday was my birthday and though over the past couple of years I’ve had fun going places, this year I decided I’d like to have a low key day. That didn’t preclude eating at...

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Brain Drain

Sometimes I feel like my brain is so full, there’s no room for any more information. None. I’m especially prone to feeling that way after the two hours I spend in my weekly language...

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Failing

Yesterday morning while I was out walking, I listened to an audio version of one of Pema Chodron’s books, called “Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better”. I find her writing to be full of guidance,...

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A Balancing Act

I see them all over the place………….people who have been hired to hoist promotional signs at busy intersections, usually near the businesses being promoted.  Not far from my house, an inexpensive haircut place uses...

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A Rare Breed

When our family moved to an island off the coast of North Carolina in the mid nineteen eighties, a beautiful purebred Samoyed was part of our family.  It was the dog breed to which...

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Impromptu Learning Session

There’s an eighty-something man who lives a mile or so up the road from me and sometimes if he’s out in his yard when I pass his house on my dog walk, I stop...

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Duck, Duck, Deer

When I was out walking last evening, there was a herd of deer in a field just up the road.  They got a little freaky as my dog and I got closer and as...

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Flutter By, Butterfly

Earlier this week, the screen in my kitchen window was honored to be the guest host for the birth of a beautiful yellow and black Swallowtail Butterfly. I would have liked to have been...

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