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Too Much Fire

The summer here has been a season of heat and wildfires.  The Okonagon Complex fire is now the largest in this state’s history and predictions are that it may continue until October, when snow...

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Green, Green

“Green, green, it’s green they say,” the New Christy Minstrels sang in the early 1960’s.  It feels wonderful to walk barefoot through a carpet of grass or lie on a blanket outside and have...

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What’d You Say????

I’m pretty much resigned to the fact that men and women think differently — and for the most part, I believe that men tend to be more literal than women are.  Though my husband...

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Walk into the Future

In a series of energy-based bodywork classes I took, the instructor often did sessions at the end of the day to demonstrate the work.  Sometimes during those sessions the person on the massage table...

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The Sound of a Train

I heard a train whistle moaning far away when I was out walking this morning and it reminded me of Paul Simon’s lyrics — everyone loves the sound of a train in the distance,...

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Lavender

Lavender is kind of the *it* thing to grow these days.  There are huge festivals dedicated to the plants and I know several people who devote entire garden spaces to growing nothing but lavender....

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Fish

Fish were a big part of life where I grew up in far northern Wisconsin.  Muskie, walleye, bass or trout — whitefish and sturgeon from the big lake, Superior.  Best of all was the...

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Scorched Earth

It’s been a summer of intense heat, lightning strikes and seemingly non-stop wild fires here in the Inland Northwest.  The smell of smoke is ever present, the sun is either invisible or appears briefly...

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2 Good

Autograph books were popular with girls when I was eight or nine. They had fancy gold writing on decorative leather covers and were probably designed to collect actual autographs of famous or semi-famous people...

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Exercise

For the most part, I like exercise.  It clears my brain and the endorphins are nice — the physical benefits are secondary. I zip along outside with my dog every other day — my...

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