Archive for September, 2013


Welcome Autumn

Autumn has arrived.  As sure as garlands of evergreens and candy canes usher in the joys of winter, there are chiles and pumpkins and fall colored mums to welcome this season. Morning finds me reaching for my trusty old sweatshirt hoodie.  Evening finds me donning the goose down vest. The big black roasting bins spin […]

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I Took a Walk

  Today I walked through a grave yard.  Wonderful old pines, destroyed by fire last year.  Such a massive forest fire, I could see the smoke from my balcony in Portales, 170 miles away.  I had cried at the eerie glow in the sky. Their needles were gone, so they could no longer whisper.  But […]

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Tragic

  She probably had a list on her desk to remind herself to get dish soap and cat food the next time she was at the store. He probably had a hike planned for the weekend… hoping to see a little fall color coming into the leaves. She surely had sweet little relatives who were […]

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Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

  This is decadent.  It’s smooth and rich.  Yes, that about sums it up.  I think you’ll love it, so I hope you’ll make it soon!  Let me know. 1 twelve ounce jar of almond butter ½ cup of cocoa 1 cup of sugar 1 quart of half & half I mixed everything with about […]

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Reading, Writing & Reality

The first day of school!  I’ve loved seeing all the photos of little ones off to their grand adventure.  Especially the kindergarten pictures.  Those really melt my heart. My friend and I laughed about her daughter’s impression after the first two days.  She liked it fine, but was fairly disappointed that she hadn’t gotten to […]

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Green Chair

  I have this green chair. I found it one day at a local second hand store, and knew it was perfect.  My patterned green carpet and the fabric on this graceful chair were made for one another. As it goes in a small town, the store keeper told me who had owned the chair […]

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Customer Service

Maybe you’ve had the opportunity, at some point in your life, to use a porta-potty on a construction site.  I know, I know… most of my dear readers probably haven’t.  It’s one of those opportunities I take for granted. Well, all this to say a little something about that line of work. Every month I […]

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