Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cider Man

It’s not that he doesn’t appreciate
the fine beauty and half-flavor of a table apple Continue reading

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More Than Silver, Better Than Gold

It’s hard to find a reward that goes much beyond the genuine joy of a grateful child. Continue reading

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A Refreshing Desolation

Are there times when you find getting away from everybody and everthing is a good thing? The Flint Hills of Kansas offer a sense of escape, even when you’re just driving through… Continue reading

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A Bit and A Few

It is very easy for us to under-estimate the impact of the good, small things that we do, easy for us to become discouraged. Don’t ever give up on showing love to others, no matter how little return you see. Eventually, good always comes from doing good. Continue reading

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The Last Good Apple

Pausing in between the pounding of posts
and the stretching of wire,
I saw a small hint of fire flaring
from the dark greens of late leaves
in the old apple tree in the pasture. Continue reading

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A Changing of Seasons

Something like the feel of fall
came calling yesterday:
a less than pleasant wind
sending its north chill
sprawling through the afternoon, Continue reading

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Hold to Hope

n the end,
hope never relinquished
will conquer all Continue reading

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A Touch of Sun

Out past Bendena,
just as I reach the low spot between slopes
and head back uphill,
the sun spills through an opening in the trees Continue reading

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The Smell of Dreams

After learning to ride almost before she learned to walk and having to give up her horse when she was fifteen, it took Randa forty-five years to get back to this dream. Continue reading

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Rolling With the Flow

Like the moods of an aggressive bipolar bear, extremes seldom make for a good combination. Continue reading

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