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Silver 29 June 2021

Silver was a grey mare. She was fairly well put together, even if slightly toed in on her front legs. “Be easy with that one,” Stu said as I led her out of the trailer, “she’s a bit spooky until … Continue reading

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The Hardest Move 28 May 2021

The hardest move to make is to bring something back to life. To capture her smile when Rebel’s wagging tail greets her at the door. To remember collapsing into giggles for no apparent reason until we couldn’t breathe, dropping the … Continue reading

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Inch By Inch 17 May 2021

I began running a tractor when we moved to northeast Colorado. This, in my mind, was basically large-scale gardening: corn, wheat, and hay. I knew how to work the ground before the planter or drill came through, to care for … Continue reading

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Running Out of Time 9 April 2021

Running out of time. That was the message she kept receiving. It came by text, by Zoom, by email, on Facebook, on Twitter. Oh that Tweet! “Are you settling?” it said. And she responded into the void, “Yes.” “Stop,” it … Continue reading

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Eight Years 24 March 2021

This year marks eight years since our youngest sister, Cathy, was torn from us by unspeakable violence. I find myself better able to think about her, or at least I can remember her without so many tears coming unbidden. Something … Continue reading

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Each Morning 24 February 2021

I’m working on a poem and struggling because of the tight form. So far:   Each morning I make my bed and check it off my list. But still I feel my feet of lead, losing them there in the … Continue reading

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Finding Home 29 January 2021

I love to read other people’s stories. To live in another’s set of shoes and experience their life and their world is just as fantastic a journey as any good fiction. Nancy Parker’s Finding Home A Memoir is a story … Continue reading

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Where I’m Going 18 January 2021

When it feels like I’m in a room with too many doors and I can’t seem to open any of them, I ask myself, “Where am I going? What do I need?” I need a list, a decision, a quiet … Continue reading

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Where I’ve Been 11 January 2021

Looking back to January 2020 and through the last year, it’s been rough in turn, but with beautiful explosions of wild flowers from high vistas. I’ve felt the hike on last year’s trail in the souls of my feet, in … Continue reading

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Wild Bells 30 December 2020

My sister posted this poem, written 150 years ago by Alfred Lord Tennyson. I was thinking that I long for those wild bells to ring out grief, sadness, depression, and bad attitude. To ring out name-calling and bullying and politics. … Continue reading

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