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Lake Lure, North Carolina

Lake Lure is one of the jewels on my trip. It is where my brother and his wonderful wife reside. Blaine and I tend to have the same sort of commentary that spills from our mouths – it is a … Continue reading

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Massachusetts and New Hampshire

New Hampshire is where my spiritual home is – Grove of the Golden Leaves, Druidic Association of North America. Domi O’Brien – the Dean – lives in NH although the members of the Grove are scattered over a few states. Of … 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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Grandpa and Me

I have no recollection of my maternal grandfather. Not one glimmer of a memory of him is in my noggin. We were living in Kansas or Nebraska or somewhere away from North Dakota when I was little. Grandpa died when I … Continue reading

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The Moving Wall

It must have been about 1953. Dickinson, North Dakota – hotter than hell. In fact, I think if there is a hell, it is probably modeled on summer in North Dakota. One small metal fan in the kitchen. Sweating all … Continue reading

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Speaking of Washing

When we hear someone say, “I’ve been through the wringer” what thoughts does it bring up? Being squeezed dry? Or is it one of those older phrases no one understands anymore because it lacks context?  The first wringers were on … Continue reading

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My Love Affairs with Volcanoes

When I went to undergraduate school I was absolutely fascinated with vulcanology – the study of volcanoes. I could visualize myself walking along steaming cauldrons of hot lava taking measurements and glorying in one of nature’s most magnificent creations. Heck, I … Continue reading

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A Crowded Mind

So many stories bubble up and then, before I have the chance to put them to paper, subside again. Drat! When we moved from North Dakota to Idaho my Mom and Dad drove. My Dad drove a car with one passenger … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

I can’t remember the first time I celebrated Mother’s Day for my Mom. I vaguely recollect making cards in grade school classes. I found a particularly gaudy and effusive one I bought for her when I was a teenager. Apparently … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Origins

Not only have I been thither and yon in my nearly 65 years, but it seems that my ancestors have the wandering gene as well. How do I know this?  Genetic testing.  I used 23andme, but I suspect all the … Continue reading

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