Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Small Inconvenience

A few more mornings of hauling water bucket by bucket and I will have to re-evaluate my preferences. Continue reading

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After the Front

To the east, just above the ridge that runs through Wathena, the last edge of three days’ of clouds forms a thin slate bed. Above that, a dull red lightens into pink, gives way to a pale hint of blue that stretches up and meets the passing darkness of night rising into day.
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Virgel and Lucille

It was his goal to live to be ninety years old, a feat he accomplished early this year. But, it was not his goal to live as a semi-invalid. Continue reading

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Shadow Boxing

Last night’s hard freeze followed by this morning’s breeze is sending leaves falling to the ground like cereal shaken slowly from a box held high above the bowl. Continue reading

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One Day’s Good

genuinely seeking the good
that may be done in a moment
or an hour
or a lifetime,

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Long Lessons

I rise slowly in the slight light of a half-moon shining above the thin clouds that drift solemnly toward the east. The breeze that has pushed in with colder air keeps the grass in the pasture bare of frost. Continue reading

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At Table

With the dark of November’s first Friday settling onto the fields and woods beyond the house, Dan blesses the meal and we eat. Continue reading

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