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The In-Between

Monday:  The mist hangs heavy over the mountain tops, and the air is still and clammy. Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains it has been a rainy spring and summer. Trees shimmer in dazzling shades of green and undergrowth is … Continue reading

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The Way Home

Dog update: Connor is mostly fine. The spot on his eye may be scar tissue but does not seem to be something imminently dangerous. The weird teeth-chattering he’d been doing that looked like something awry neurologically has turned out to … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

I crossed the Mississippi River yesterday, Iowa behind me, Illinois ahead of me. The river, slate gray and stunningly wide, spilled its banks. To one side of the interstate, water flooded back yards and fields. To the other side, the … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

Broad brush stroke impressions of Montana: Big, big sky Cattle (mostly Black Angus) Horses (a whole lot of Quarter Horses) Hay (for the cattle and horses) Corn (for the cattle and horses) Cowboy hats Dogs Pickup trucks White crosses Casinos … Continue reading

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The Round Earth

I am writing from Puyallup, Washington on the Fourth of July. A friend and sorority sister from college days has basically adopted Connor and Beasley and me, bringing us into her lovely home and spoiling us rotten with comfy bed, … Continue reading

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