Monthly Archives: August 2017

Letting Yourself Go

I got a letter from a friend the other day, full of late August angst.  “August is one of those months where I feel like I’ve wasted my life,” she wrote.  “The summer is gone and I have done nothing … Continue reading

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Into the Cosmos

This spring, I planted a package of Cosmos flower seeds in a small garden bed adjacent to the back steps.  This spot is also home to a Stella de Oro daylily and a late-blooming hibiscus.  Last summer’s Grandpa Ott morning … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Pajamas

I was on vacation last week.  It was invisible to my blog readers because I didn’t make a fuss about it.  I went about life on my terms and at my own sporadic pace.  I did a lot of freelance … Continue reading

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Throw Wide the Door

In July, I visited The Ruggles House in Columbia Falls.  This Federal-style home, built in 1810, was the residence of Judge Thomas Ruggles.  It is most noted for its flying staircase and Roger G. Reed writes in his 2011 history … Continue reading

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The Catbird Haunt

My house sits on a peninsula of sorts, the last house on the street.  There’s a gully behind the property with a small stream running through it.  This overgrown, marshy gully is the playground of woodchucks, squirrels, and the occasional … Continue reading

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