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A Journey of a Thousand Blog Posts

Life moves at a steady pace on the Concord River. Continue reading

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My Pocket Had a Hole In It

Well, it seems my pocket of joy had a hole at the bottom because all my joy leaked out. Today I sent my cat of 18 years to that great lap in the sky. Shad was a great cat. He … Continue reading

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Lift the Veil

Samhain 2020 Today is October 31, which means today is Samhain, a Celtic sabbat that should not be confused with Halloween, which also falls on October 31 but is Christian in its roots. Samhain (pronounced saa-win) is celebrated from October … Continue reading

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What is essential?

How does one determine what is and isn’t essential? Consider this caterpillar; is it essential? It’s a cool caterpillar that lives in oak leaf litter. It flips over to show its pinkish-purple belly, thus playing dead. Eventually it will finish … Continue reading

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Death on the Nile

Okay, it’s not really the Nile, it’s the Concord River, but my river does flow north, just like the Nile, and I have been watching past episodes of Poirot, the British mystery drama, and there has been a death, so, … Continue reading

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The Lusty Month of May is Here!

It’s the merry, merry, lusty month of May. The month when naughty thoughts run wild and maidens swoon for strong men with pirate grins. My, my, I just might need a cold shower in a moment. For those of us … Continue reading

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That Which Shall Not Be Named

This blog post is not about that which shall not be named. You know what I’m referring to. No, not him. You know. Yes, that! I’m not going to blog about it. I’m not going to name it. I’m not … Continue reading

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Be Counted

No, I’m not referring to the US Census. Being counted refers to joining the The Great Backyard Bird Count. And super easy.¬† Plus you can do your counting in your jammies with bed-head hair if you’re so inclined. Join at: … Continue reading

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Bleak

The circle of life can be a very bleak circle. Continue reading

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Hey Buddy, can you spare some food?

Nearly 3 Billion Birds Gone Since 1970 According to a new study published online in September by the¬†journal Science, wild bird populations in the continental U.S. and Canada have declined by almost 30% since 1970. Far from Passenger Pigeons, once … Continue reading

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