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Feel the Breeze

I’d rather have spent both of this week’s days at the home, farm and auto supply store in our garden. Temperatures were warm enough to work in shirtsleeves and the garden is way behind. Outdoors tasks occupied my work day: … Continue reading

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Wanting to Wake Up

At retirement plus 19 days I thought I’d be more productive. Yesterday, after a shift at my desk and an hour-long visit with a neighbor and a team of surveyors, I took a nap… with long, deep sleep. Groggy when … Continue reading

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A First Effort

(Editor’s Note: This article was written July 3, 2009, shortly after my first retirement. It has been lightly edited to remove misspellings and grammatical errors I can’t bear to promulgate). It begins by foraging for wild blackberries in Lake Macbride … Continue reading

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A Place Built on Hope

As one makes one’s bed, so one finds it. ~ French Proverb ca. 1590 Today is my last day as a full-time employee at the home, farm and auto supply store. Reducing my schedule from five to two days a … Continue reading

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Green Up is Coming

“Good navigators are always skeptical, not of the presences of things, but of what they see and understand. Good navigators are almost always lost.” ~Robert Finley Green up has begun and everything seems ready to pop — even if it isn’t. … Continue reading

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I Might Die Tonight

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP — It’s a little crazy for a 66 year old male to make plans. It would be easy to “go on the draw” as people I know have done. This framing comes from relatives and friends in … Continue reading

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12 Days But Who’s Counting

After tangling with a schedule to reduce hours at the home, farm and auto supply store I concluded there were only three immutable weekly activities: writing (26 hours), paid work (16 hours), and farm work (12 hours). Add an hour … Continue reading

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