Category Archives: Life

Time for another break

I traveled to Siberia once. I went backpacking in the mountains there, and while my surroundings seemed very familiar in some ways (creeks and conifers and distant crags) to places I have been in the States, I was a long … Continue reading

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Sunday Poetry in the City

Poem alert, y’all. (Just a warning in case you either like or avoid such writings.) A local poetry group was meeting this Sunday at a library near me and I decided on a whim to join them. I think the … Continue reading

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A Word About Style

One thing that made me really nervous about moving out of natural resources work and land management office surroundings was the idea of being in a world where people “dressed nicely” on a daily basis. In land management offices there … Continue reading

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I woke up this morning around 1:30 to use the bathroom and found myself not going immediately back to bed. Little man was breathing heavily in his sleep and the air conditioner was humming loudly in its place of honor … Continue reading

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26.2 & other thoughts

Don’t you love the artistic quality of a photo that’s been carefully doctored to obscure the identities of the individuals pictured? Me neither, but whatever. I still had fun taking this photo. My shoes are the scrubby gray ones on … Continue reading

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Take that, divorce-driven anxiety and sadness! It’s been a good weekend so far. Yesterday I peeled myself out of bed sometime around 6:45 in the morning. Shook off grogginess, stuck a baseball cap on my head and made it out … Continue reading

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Out and about

Getting out with other people¬†does¬†make me feel better. On Sunday little guy and I went to the community garden for a planting day. I was assigned to put marigolds in the ground by the drip lines. It went well enough, … Continue reading

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