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Gather no moss....

It’s a simple enough concept, this idea of “settling down”.  It’s what we humans do, is it not?  When we come into this world, all brand spankin’ new, pink and chubby, and all seemingly bearing a remarkable resemblance to Winston Churchill, we are the products of our parent’s path into settling down, raising a family, and becoming one with their communities.   1,157 more words


Things fall apart and it’s not your fault

Here we sit, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains. – Li Po

As I write this I look out my window and see the mountain. 1,213 more words


Old Age

Old Age

By Michael Kinsley

Confession: I am not a baby boomer. I am the son of baby boomers. This book is not directly targeted for me. 272 more words

Consumer Reports: Top Rated Sunscreens

Here is Consumer Reports latest study results on the effectiveness of varying types sunscreen. As you can see, lotions and sprays were tested from various companies and the results were quite surprising. 116 more words

Sun Protection

Ridere Lineae

The lines came out, quick as a flash

All the years condensed and wrote

The love and pain, deep and pure

With no effort, they spilled and spoke… 28 more words

Would I Choose the Same Again?


Deep into the woods I walk
Step by step, the path my own
Wrapped in memory, lost in thought… 167 more words


We're all WIPs...(works in progress)

By Caitlin Kelly

We live in a culture obsessed with being perfect and efficient and productive.

We’re human.

And a culture based on an industrial production model, aka laissez-faire capitalism, doesn’t really allow for much humanity, the times we’re slowed by grief or panic or confusion. 393 more words