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Thirty Six Roses

In the small town where I grew up, the high school band on Memorial Day would march the four blocks from the high school to the highway bridge spanning the river.  Patriotic songs were...

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Dog is Just God Spelled Backwards

  My beloved dog, Cinnamon, is dying of cancer. I know this, she doesn’t.  She didn’t look at the x-rays, didn’t hear the veterinarian give us the somber results of the ultrasound.  She is...

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

My adult ed language classes started again this week, following the community college’s spring break schedule, and yesterday’s Spanish session was a perfect example of seniors learning new things.  Our teacher, who is in...

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Hope

In the winter, I feed any deer who are willing to jump the fence and come onto our property.  I’ve been told that feeding deer is illegal in some states but here it isn’t,...

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Snow Day

We’ve had the mildest, most unusual winter that I can recall in years.  Days and days of mid-fifty degree weather, sunshine and no snow.  The mountains have snow but down here in the valleys,...

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Paying It Forward

I’ve been on an adult education binge this winter, balancing three language classes over two days every week.  It’s awesome for someone who loves communication as much as I do, though some days I...

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Herding Turkeys

It was just a matter of time before the wild turkeys discovered that there’s birdseed available here. Various hunters have told me that turkeys are clever birds and though it impugns that reputation, I...

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O, Christmas Tree

My father grew up on a farm during the first part of the twentieth century. No matter the calendar, no matter the season, there were chores to be done. Cows had to be milked,...

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Resting in Peace

A mile or so north of my house, there’s a small cemetery that occupies a plot of untended ground, surrounded by an ornate iron fence and dotted with markers that were engraved over a...

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Season of Reflection

Leaves are skittering past the window, whirling in vibrantly colored eddies as a cold front advances and our first winter storm of the season approaches. A chance of snow is predicted for tomorrow. It...

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