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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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Cookies

When my kids were still at home I baked cookies a lot. Chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, M&M cookies, peanut butter cookies — I turned out pan after pan.  Three growing boys and their...

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Abandonment Issues

I headed off to my regularly scheduled Spanish class last week and when I got there, there were people I didn’t recognize plus an interpreter signing in the front of the classroom.  For a...

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Fruit Stand

I stopped at an outdoor market the other day to pick up some fresh produce.  The weather was above a hundred and it seemed like a pretty miserable job to me, babysitting all those...

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