Monthly Archives: June 2014

Just the Once

I’ve only seen him there just the once. He was standing on the grassy verge on the northbound side of the road winding around The Common. I was half way through little dog’s constitutional when I saw him wearing a … Continue reading

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Salem, NH

The Toad was out and about today, running errands, and tracking down important things – like parts for the car rack.  On the way through that part of the world I picked up my friend, David, who had nothing better … Continue reading

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We’ll go for a walk, she said.

Sorting, packing, donating, throwing out. Seems to take forever. Walking has been  neglected. The wee little doggie misses her twice a day constitutionals – as do I. Another morning spent in the usual occupations. I keep thinking I’m almost done and then … Continue reading

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Why being a pack rat is a bad idea

I’m in packing mode. This means I’m in creating piles mode. One pile for discards. One pile for donations. One pile to take with me – I now have two in-air-luggage bin size suitcases full. I do have summer clothes, winter … Continue reading

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie

Recently, on a fine early summer day, a friend and I went to the Townsend Common to have a box lunch. The spreading branches of several maple trees envelop the northern part of the Common make it a giant sunshade. This … Continue reading

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A very, very, very fine house

I lived in rural Idaho during most of my pre-teen years. My teen years as well. Today that old house has been swallowed up by a town.  It is now surrounded by mobile home parks. Back then it was a … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’

When I was almost 14 years old my mother took me to Los Angeles, California to visit my Aunt Dot. As always, it was in August – the slow time of year for her business. I don’t remember if we drove … Continue reading

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A Character Building Experience

I see him on the Common almost every day as I walk the dog.   I’ve never passed him close enough to be able to identify him in a police lineup – not that I’d need to. Just saying. For … Continue reading

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Loss

Seems there is so much loss in life. The loss of the safety and comfort of the womb. The loss of those wide-eyed years of childhood. The loss of…I sorta wonder sometimes if it is a loss or a jumping … Continue reading

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Anchorage is my room with a view

Anchorage. Heaven on earth. My face pressed to the oblong porthole of the Alaska Airlines 727 swirling down to the tarmac. Home. No matter where I live, this will always be my home. My room with a view, the view that … Continue reading

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