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Rain Barrel Ice Cubes

I probably should have known better. But so many weeks of mild weather lulled me into complacency. Each weekend I thought, I should empty the rain barrels. 1,291 more words



What if in each encounter with some one we see today we say thank You!

Thought For The Day

Lose it, all, right away

One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.

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Lit Matters: Read. Rinse. Repeat.

By Megan Nix

In June, we had our second daughter. Anna is a happy baby—calm and large-eyed, and she giggles when you give her rapid-fire kisses on the cheek. 1,040 more words

Friday November 13: One of the best nights I have ever lived

This past Friday was one of the greatest nights of my life. I married my oldest daughter to her hometown sweetheart, a noble and heroic young man in the best and oldest senses of the words. 576 more words

Everything Else

Bunking Down

A bedroll at the timberline, thin air shallow breathing
feels like snow, I’m alight, the blue of the moon is brilliant
across the fields brocades of frozen mist… 152 more words