winter

a longing for christmas connection takes flight

December 24, 2016
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“If I’d known it was going to be this much fun, I wouldn’t have cried so hard when the kids left!” says my husband as we Christmas shop and lunch. I throw my head back with laughter. Then, instantly, a pain of guilt shoots through me, I’d never want the kids to hear us say […]

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hide and seek with my dog and the moon

December 19, 2016
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There is a ritual to buckling on skis. If you don’t fully open the binding, there is no amount of forcing that will allow your foot to catch and hold. Good life lesson: open first. It’s what marriage and my dog both have taught me to do. I buckled on my skis, and took a […]

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cherry blossoms after a long winter

April 24, 2010
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       It’s been a long winter. We haven’t had a real winter in years. A few token snows punctuated by sunshine and melt don’t allow my mind to go into that state of true hibernation. This winter I froze solid.        The Ingalls family nearly froze to death. One of the great things I did […]

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