Category Archives: gratitude

October Glories

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne Continue reading

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Biggest Change Yet

Sometimes dedication is downright luminous. Continue reading

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Use Till Tattered

Just past frugality there’s a sort of a Velveteen Rabbit feeling about objects worn from use. Is this something others experience or am I more odd than I realize? Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Isabelle

Hers was a presence that will not be forgotten. Continue reading

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Everything’s Lusher

A poem of awe is the best antidote. Continue reading

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These People Cook 1,000 Thanksgiving Dinners From Scratch

Who is crazy enough to feed 1,000 people anyway? Continue reading

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Good Gardening Intentions Not So Evident

I mistake watermelon radish sprouts for weeds and pull them all out. The row I replanted, thinking the beets didn’t germinate, now contains both beets and arugula. Volunteer tomatillo plants plague me. Continue reading

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