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Dancing With Dragons; Overcoming Angels

There are spring afternoons when the Sky is a crisp, azure linen that Zephyrus spreads over earth’s four corners as fluffy cirrus and cumulus and cirrocumulus clouds tumble like a litter of kittens across it. It’s a blue too bright … Continue reading

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Words of the Prophets

     Sometimes I think the only things future archeologists will find of our culture are Styrofoam cups and fiberglass port-o-toilets. What better to represent us?      If they are fortunate, these archeologists might find a portable toilet bearing the texts … Continue reading

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Squirrelly Thoughts

I was sitting in my driveway watching silhouettes of squirrels scamper along the silhouettes of trees set against the graying sky as the sun set behind my house. I could not bring myself to go inside yet. It is less … Continue reading

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Chatterings

     It was a lazy Midwestern July afternoon. The heat had not yet become oppressive. I had recently refilled the bird-feeder, so daring warblers came to sample the seed despite my own presence on the patio.      There is a … Continue reading

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The Meandering Musings of an Absentee Father

This essay is a reprise from another blog I had a couple years ago.It seemed appropriate, today.(Photo courtesy of my dear friend, Lance Apple, the very present father of two fine young men.) I come from a legacy of absentee … Continue reading

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Enchanting

I took a dandelion wand today And wafted wide a swath of fluff My Spell Fell Like parachutes upon the lawn. The man who lives there Might think that they’re weeds But I see seeds Vitality And Life.

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Industrial Landscapes

 After a Fashion  Is a beaver’s dam natural? Is an eagle’s aerie artificial? Is a hornet’s nest synthetic? Usually we consider human construction projects as artificial and unnatural. My experience suggests we don’t ascribe the same values to structures other … Continue reading

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