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A Springtime (?) Poem

Today was only about our third warm day in Minnesota for the season, so I took advantage of it by doing some spring cleaning out in the garden. Mostly I raked out old leaves that blew in last fall and … Continue reading

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Cheating Death (By Calling in Sick)

I feel just fine, but I called in sick this morning. Once a year or so, I take a mental health day. It’s 11 degrees below zero, so I won’t be able to work in the garden. I work in … Continue reading

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A Gracious and Graceful Exit

A co-worker’s father-in-law died last week. He was 94. Before he died, my co-worker and her husband were making last-minute preparations for a long-planned trip to Hawaii. About a week before they were to leave, they told the old gentleman … Continue reading

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What I Did Last Night

Hubby is visiting his brother in New York for a few days, so I have our country house to myself. I never do anything out of the ordinary when he’s not here (except sing out loud a little louder), and … Continue reading

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Outside St. Stephen’s Cathedral

I ran across this photo today of a moment in time in front of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Summer 2004. Just wanted to share it. Seeing my old photos really makes me want to get back there. Here’s a beautiful shot (for … Continue reading

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A Summery Poem for a Cold Day

It’s January in Minnesota, and there’s no snow, but it got cold and windy today. Seems like a nice chilly night for a summery poem by Mark Twain. Well, it’s not really about summer, but that’s perfectly fine. Even better, … Continue reading

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An Autumn Poem

“Final Autumn” by Annie Finch Maple leaves turn black in the courtyard. Light drives lower and one bluejay crams our cold memories out past the sun, each time your traces come past the shadows and visit under my looking-glass fingers … Continue reading

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