Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Strong Drawing

Autumn colors were barely past their peak as Dale and Betty drove us around and up and down the graveled hills and curves. Continue reading

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Hayloft-II

the hayloft provided Paul and me with our one of our favorite winter recreation spots. Continue reading

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Hayloft-Part I

At the beginning of the winter season, the summer stacking of a few thousand sixty-pound bales of alfalfa nearly filled the space of the hayloft in the stock barn on our Todd County dairy farm. Continue reading

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Autumn Geldings

They lift their heads at the same time, small streams of water draining from their lips, silver in the sunlight, diamonds rippling through the air toward earth, drawn back to their source. Continue reading

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One More Mile

It was a cloudy but beautiful evening in the Smokies of North Carolina. Even though he’d fractured his right leg and torn up his left knee in an accident early in the summer, my brother-in-law, Olian, wanted us to take … Continue reading

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Live and Learn

It strikes me that we seem to learn pretty quickly from some experiences, such as adjusting chain length on a porch swing. Then, from others, we can be as dense as a doorstop. Continue reading

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Finding the Falls

Even though muted by the gray of an overcast day, there was still plenty of glory in the mix of maples, oaks, ash, poplar and plenty of other deciduous species. Continue reading

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Autumn Blessing II

Walk gently
in the midst of this day’s madness,
contribute nothing
to the sadness that is already in the world.
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Snoozing

I have to confess that I love the snooze button. I love those extra minutes of sleep, that extra time of comfort in warm covers.
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Walking the Olentangy on a Rainy

There are many who die

in this notion of nature’s balance,

unaltered by willful compassion,

the greater preying upon the lesser
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