one journey ~~ 18,250 days…

When you google how couples stay married for 50 years, you will find many articles such as, "16 Relationship Secrets" and "Four Couples Spill the Secret to Lasting Love".  You will find videos of cute couples gazing adoringly at one another.  One of my favorite parts of the movie, When Harry Met Sally, are the …

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saying stupid stuff…

So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda.    John Steinbeck I am often fearful of hitting the Publish button instead of the Preview …

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davy crockett, judge roy bean and grace in between…

I grew up watching the adventures of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV.  My mother made me wear dresses, but my heart longed for a coonskin cap and buckskin jacket. I was happy to learn both men weren't just television caricatures, but real people who participated in the building of America.  In my child's …

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The Devil Didn’t Make Me Do It

Nope.  He didn't make me eat that half bag of chocolate candy last night.  I did it all on my own. I did it knowing sugar gives me a headache.  Knowing I would wake up feeling heavy and lethargic.  Knowing I was breaking my own promise. And I didn't even care. Just the day before I walked through …

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Fog and Light and my crabby, morning self

I like fog. Maybe because I grew up on the Pacific coast, is why.  Rain assaults you, but fog wraps around like a protective layer... it comforts me... it calms me... it reactivates my hair product. I also like to photograph fog.  As you might imagine, some shots aren't too exciting.  But several mornings ago I got a good …

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Beauty and Grace and Seedless Green Grapes

I perched on the edge of the pool in all my 13 year-old gawkiness... poised to dive head first.  My wet hair and wet suit had long since dried.  I was a wreck. I wanted to jump.  She said I had to jump.  But I just couldn’t jump.  Irrational fear flooded my mind.  Arms and …

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Beautiful Imperfection

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.... She finds wool and flax and busily spins it... She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work... She is energetic …

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