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“I don’t know what to do with you,” she said.

It took him a moment to answer but when he did, she could feel the weight of the words he offered next, as if he was asking permission to dock his heart next to hers at the same time fearing being thrown back out to the sea, rudderless, rejected and alone. 94 more words


Bloom Day - October 2014

Surprisingly, I do have a few flowers in my garden this month. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t spent much time out there, so it was nice to see that they do their thing without any interference from me. 562 more words

Bloom Day

500 words #2 - Wizards

Wizards don’t age, not like we do. Some live forever, if life is what you’d call it. Others fade, expire or explode. They’re powerful things, the forces they play with, and none of them really have that much control. 140 more words


saturday vignette: Union Station

I find inspiration in the preservation of old things. Here, a glimpse of Denver’s iconic Union Station sign and clock.


Cookie Monster

We have a saying around here. You can’t get blood from a turnip. That’s one of them, anyway, and the one that popped into my head as I looked at the little girl in front of me. 608 more words


Bird Talk

The prompt this time was Brian Doyle’s clever, playful, thoughtful essay, “Raptorous” from Orion Magazine. To read the essay in its entirety, click here. A brief excerpt is below, followed by what I wrote. 866 more words

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Fall Decorating

I love the change of seasons, but Fall is my favorite time of year.  The cool evenings, nights by the fire with a cup of tea, slipping into my well-worn jeans, all beckon me to slow down a bit and savor the brevity of this glorious season.   31 more words