Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gimps and revelations

It was during the Year of the Gimp that I received the Great Autumn Revelation. I can say “gimp” because I’m referring to myself. A torn meniscus sidelined me a year before my knee surgery and nearly a year afterward. … Continue reading

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Come away with me

It’s always the geese that give me away. Every time a new season arrives, each with its own day-to-day delights, I find myself thinking THIS is the season I like best. Spring, with the arrival of the birds, and the … Continue reading

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Decadence AND a clear conscience

We’re coming up on the season of comfort food. Summers call for salads and fresh veggies and all those things that keep doctors and nutritionists smiling. Fall and winter, however, beg for warm, rich, gooey foods that ease the onslaught … Continue reading

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Chip ‘n’ Dales Tails

It has become almost impossible for me to spend a quiet half hour or so with a book and a cup of coffee on my deck. As soon as I settle myself, the little heads begin to appear: some bold, … Continue reading

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Temptation in a pan

It started with a drop in temps, and a photo. After two days of highs in the 40s, gray skies and off-and-on rain, I could feel that old familiar urge coming on–the urge to kick that oven, lying dormant all … Continue reading

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A candle against the roar

Coffee is perking in the kitchen, and the aroma of hazelnut cream fills the house. One lamp glows in the living room, pushing back the premature grey that presses against the windows.  I’m wearing a warm fleece robe. It’s quiet … Continue reading

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Printing myself into history

On the one hand, I feel impelled to do it. On the other, I wonder why I bother. For a while now, I’ve been warning people that current generations will have no pictorial history because our digital photos are all … Continue reading

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