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August 08, 2018

Social skills not required with this 'friend'

by Catherine Minolli
Home page, home page...wherefore art thou home page? I miss your steady gaze, your certainty, your subtle nuances and quirky disposition. You've pushed me and pushed me, grabbed me by the arm and pulled me into your ever-present vortex....more>
August 08, 2018

When I resemble my mother most

by Iris Lee Underwood
I resemble my mother most on a bright summer Saturday morning. We're the nearest we'll ever be on this planet when I transfer clean bed sheets from the washing machine to my laundry basket....more>
August 08, 2018

Untangling - endless tangles

Maybe not productive fishing time, but it's what Grandpas do!

by Randy Jorgensen
The fishing bug could bite at anytime. You just never know, so it's best to continually provide opportunities for youngsters. Let me tell you about my most recent experience....more>
August 08, 2018

The flower garden stalemate

by Willene Tanis
It probably happened thirty-five or so years ago, but it left a vivid enough picture in our brains that we laughed about it yet today. We were enjoying a little time on our back deck, taking in the refreshing evening air after the sweltering heat of a ninety degree day....more>
August 01, 2018

Manifesting blessings under the Buck Moon

by Catherine Minolli
It's Friday night and Cat Stevens is whispering in my ear. I'm sitting outside at the campfire pit, a bed of coals glowing orange in the moonlight. "I'm being followed by a moon shadow," Cat's singing in my head....more>
August 01, 2018

Sunrise musings

by Willene Tanis
My desk faces west, so if I'm typing early in the morning, I miss the sunrise. But I've discovered that if I peek out of the far north window and to the east at just the right moment, I can catch the sun as it cracks the horizon in all its glory....more>
August 01, 2018

Ode to Purslane

by Iris Lee Underwood
This Persistent Earth She yields to my pull, releases her bounty, for I've had enough of her crawling, sprawling offspring in my gardens. Yet, her seed has a will, worships sun and rain, appears again without restraint, forgives another hand that prefers cultivation rather than raw wild flavor-free succulent nourishment....more>
July 25, 2018

Miracles, and the mysteries of summer

by Catherine Minolli
I'm on my morning walk basking in the slanted sunlight and slightly cool, damp air that signals the beginning of a new summer day. The air is fresh, scented with a mixture of moist muckland and mown grass—earthy and sweet at the same time....more>
July 25, 2018

Two different conversation starters

by Willene Tanis
Two very different conversation starters are vying for space in this week's Perspectives column. The first is one which has been the subject of conversation in our home ever since a sweet, dignified, organized, and remarkably tidy lunch-bunch friend died awhile back....more>
July 25, 2018

To name a plant

by Iris Lee Underwood
"What's the name of this plant?" Carrie asked. I pulled a weed from my only hibiscus, hoped the deer wouldn't eat the shoots and looked to where Carrie pointed....more>
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