Archive for July, 2012


The Moment

Someone was recently complimenting me on my writing style, and we were chatting about how I write and what I write about.  I said something out loud that I loved.  It has stayed in my mind, floating around happily up there.  It puts into a nutshell what I’ve said many times throughout the years… that […]

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The Storm

I’ve always loved poetry, and I’ve always loved a good thunderstorm.  We finally had one here at my barnyard this week, and it was spectacular! Today I opened up a book of poetry and found my prize winning poem tucked inside.  I remember writing it in the 8th grade, and I’ve always cherished the special […]

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Watch Where You’re Walking!

I was walking along barefooted inside our workshop.  You’re probably thinking that sounds unwise.  You could be right.  But it’s usually pretty clean, I’m usually barefooted, and there’s no terrible ending to this story. My path took me about two feet in front of the long forks on a piece of machinery.  I wasn’t even […]

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Peloton Arrival

She walked right up to the barn, politely asked if she could stay, and proceeded to have a look around.  I asked G if we could possibly say no, and he replied, “We haven’t yet”. Oh… we know how to say no.  Just ask friends and neighbors and family who have tried to give us […]

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Saying Goodbye

Our high school class got together over the weekend.  It’s not one of the typical anniversary years.  We just like being together, we cherish our dear old PHS, and we decided we can have a 31 year reunion if we’d like. The calendar pages turn, life has mountains and valleys, we come and go, moving […]

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Fudgy Sherbet

I continue on the experimental path of coconut milk ice cream.  I will not lie.  I love the feel of good heavy cream floating about in my mouth.  So, when I eat these ice creams made with coconut milk, I go into it with the thought of a sherbet or sorbet.  That way I prepare […]

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Little Things

It turns out that the huge entry corridor at RM James Elementary is actually just a simple hallway.  And that mansion with the grand boulevard of trees on the corner… just a regular house.  Through the eyes of a child, things become bigger than life.  We revisit places and situations as adults, and discover the […]

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Coin Toss

After we finished off the enchiladas and the strawberry short cake, we sat around the Sunday dinner table looking through pages and pages of family history.  My mother-in-law has put together a really wonderful notebook of photos and articles and family trees.  I’m always fascinated with the stories. This great-great-grandfather of Gary’s, with the grand […]

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Sheriff Andy Taylor

Sheriff Andy Taylor never wanted to hurt anyone’s feelings. He didn’t worry when his pants legs were hung up in his boots. He gave Barney credit, and always wanted the best for his friend. Andy took the time to truly listen to Opie. He sat on his front porch and sang. Thank you, Andy Griffith.  […]

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