Monthly Archives: November 2011

Molly, 2001-2011

Molly came to us on November 22, 2003.  She was rescued during the middle of the previous night from a severely abusive living situation where she lived outside, chained to a cement block.  Her Home was made of 2 more … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving Eve.  There is so much to celebrate and to be grateful for, I don’t know where to begin. But needing to begin somewhere, I am grateful for this lovely Iris that I planted last spring. It is … Continue reading

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Unseen Shoals

“We record unspoken experience in the mind and body, but unless we can story it out, experience remains inside us shrouded like fog hanging over water.  We may act on these unspoken tensions, but we act blindly.  We whistle bravely … Continue reading

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Cider Season

Once upon a time when I was younger and my kids were very small, we’d spend sunny afternoons picking apples in our own ancient orchard.   I’d cut the good ones into big chunks and place them in the barrel … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

When I was preparing to move to Virginia from Vermont, back in 1979, a few of my friends said I really needed to be careful down here in the Bible Belt.  They were sure I’d be swarmed by Born Agains … Continue reading

Posted in Matters of the Spirit, Navigating Through Life, Poetry, stories, Vermont, wonderings | 13 Comments

The Big “C”

Cancer … it’s everywhere.  Young, old, or middle-aged, few seem to be spared.  And if not cancer, it’s heart disease, Alzheimers, diabetes, some or all of the above. I hear less these days about people dying just because it was … Continue reading

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