February 14 , 2017 /

BUILDING WALLS

Robert Frost says it best: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down…” Frost expresses my sentiments better than I can and in such a

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December 25 , 2016 /

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Most of us know how dependent we are on basic utilities, things like electricity and fuel and, depending on the weather, appliances for heating or cooling and cooking. We may not be aware of how dependent we are until we don’t have them. When some, or all, of those fail to perform as expected it

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October 31 , 2016 /

3 DAYS 7 BLESSINGS

From time to time, periodically or seasonally, I take a three-day break. It can be a long weekend or any three days that work for me. My most recent personal retreat was a Sunday to Wednesday in the small mountain village of Manitou Springs, Colorado. The three days can be anywhere you choose. Setting is

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August 17 , 2016 /

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: We are crashing your party!

Almost anyone who travels the U.S. is aware of the 100th birthday of the National Parks system. Beginning this past March, we have seen a series of articles detailing the crowds at the most popular parks and as a frequent traveler and visitor I was more than a little dismayed to hear of this. I

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March 20 , 2016 /

SPRING 2016

Many people associate Spring with the advent of new growth that we can see and smell.  In the southern hemisphere, not so, as it’s autumn there and the amount of daylight is decreasing.  While some spend more time inside than outside in the winter, we are now glad to be outside again, except of course

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