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November 23: "Otherwise"

I got out of bed
on two strong legs.
It might have been
otherwise. I ate
cereal, sweet
milk, ripe, flawless
peach. It might
have been otherwise. 77 more words


Joyful Simplicity

I’ll never quite forget

Those smiles on our faces

On that pitch black, dark night

When we laughed

Snapping silly pictures

We would forever cherish. 73 more words

Just Me Things

Tenkara: Weightless Fly Fishing

“Eventually, all things merge into one and a river runs through it.” – Norman Maclean

I grew up a bait dunker which sometimes gets stigmatized against fly fishing and lure purists, but as a young man on the shores of my favorite trout lakes, bait was all I knew. 707 more words


Rivers know this...

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

– Winnie the Pooh

Nothing makes me more aware of change than watching these two grow up. 30 more words


November 22: "Wonder and Joy"

The things that one grows tired of—O, be sure
They are only foolish artificial things!
Can a bird ever tire of having wings?
And I, so long as life and sense endure, 76 more words


The best toys for kids

During my first pregnancy, a close friend and recent new mother came to visit our small, pristine apartment and remarked with a glean in her eyes that toys would soon take over each room (cue maniacal laughter). 951 more words




It is just over a month until Christmas. On Saturday night the town Christmas lights were switched on and as I took a walk around town the other day I noticed that Christmas music was playing in all the shops. 1,040 more words