What’s Next? Don’t go There

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, the Professor went to the dermatologist last week. If you’ve been following our posts, you know that he had a rough go with COVID-19 last month. You all prayed and thankfully, he recovered. After that, I thought we’d met our quota of bad juju, but no. […]

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Going Back

It’s my last day of quarantine before I return to the office on Monday. I’m working from the porch before it gets too hot. Aside from traffic noise, it’s pleasant here. The horses are grazing in the upper pasture. I’m surrounded by trees, including a old oak tree that would require three adults holding hands […]

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Sonny Said Nothing, I Learn a lot

It seems a lifetime ago that I hightailed it for Winnemucca, but it was just two short weeks ago – before COVID-19 rearranged my life. But then, the walls here in Boise were closing in on me. I needed to breathe. Voices in my head were taking up space where peace should have been. Never […]

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I Cried When I Watched the Flags Fly Before Empty Stands. Now I Hope.

About 25 miles up the road from the house that built me, the annual 4th of July Willits Frontier Days happened this weekend, albeit with no livestock, cowboys or cowgirls, not a single beer sold, and no one in the stands. Flags flew anyway to make a point: We’re still here. America’s not going down. […]

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Hiraeth

Hiraeth. Who knew it’s a thing? Maybe Ruby did. Yes, I’m quite certain she did. Does. Hiraeth. A longing for a home you can’t return to, or one that was never yours. not necessarily a house, but a homely feeling such as love. Hiraeth. I am sometimes consumed by Hiraeth.

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