Acorns and Oaks

For more than a year, even prior to Covid and all that ensued as a result, I’ve worked from home. My preferred spot for work is the table near the window in our front room. It's a huge arched window, like something out of a church in France. For years I had an office with …

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It’ll Cost Ya, but It’s Worth It

My daughter and her best friend on a hike a few years ago. They live hundreds of miles apart, but have stayed close As my friend and I munched on warm chips and hot queso I was struck by the thought, “I wish we’d done this more often.”  Yet, like so many times in life …

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(Street) Light and Shadow

The view out our front window during the Snowpocalypse of '21 Just as Covid swept in and locked us all down in March of 2020, my oldest daughter and I started a new routine:  going for a run 3 days a week.  We’ve kept up with it through Spring, Summer, Fall and most of Winter …

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Face to Face

Everyone faced a nearly innumerable amount of challenges in 2020, most of which have carried into 2021, and most due in no small part to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The one which is bemoaned almost universally  (I say almost because my brother has actually enjoyed this part) is the disappearance of face-to-face interaction.  For …

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Frog in the Kettle

(Note: the pic above was commissioned just for this piece by my oldest daughter. Couldn't be prouder of that kid!) “You’re just like a frog in a kettle...swimming around in the water, not realizing the heat is being turned up on ya slowly.” An old friend of mine used to say this to me every …

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Thoughts from a Distance

Week number three of the new reality the Coronavirus pandemic has brought is just getting rolling in my part of the world. As we watch cities like NYC and New Orleans deal with massive outbreaks, the depth of the crisis is beginning to dawn on the rest of us. Social distancing isn't just a funny …

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