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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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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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Time and tide wait for no man.

Nor do they wait for an elderly woman in her sixties who’s recovering from hip surgery and grieving over losing her sister. Three months have passed since Dyan’s death. It seems like eons since I last spoke to her, damn … Continue reading

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Stranger Things

Life on the Concord River is getting stranger as the weather warms up. Continue reading

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Farewell Umbrella Skies

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The summer wind has blown past and the umbrella skies of cobalt blue, the emerald flashes of the hummingbirds, and the bright yellow blossoms of the sunflowers are no more. Autumn winds will now blow through my corner of the … Continue reading

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Henry James said it best,

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“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Welcome Summer 2018. You’ve been missed. Spring was grand but nothing speaks of the joys of childhood better than you, my … Continue reading

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She’s baaaaaaack!

While filling the feeder tonight, I heard a soft quack behind me. Mama! You would have thought I had just been visited by Apollo, I was so excited. I knelt down to offer her some cracked corn, and she came … Continue reading

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A small spot on 16 miles.

The Concord River is 16 miles, starting in Concord and ending north, in Lowell. I find the fact that my river flows north very cool. It’s like a miniature version of the Nile and I own a small spot on … Continue reading

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