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Tolerable Tradeoff

Spring has arrived. I know it to be true not because of the date on the calendar, but because of the newly returned pulse to…

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Frosted Farewell

Spring is just around the corner here in the northern hemisphere, which means we’re in the final days of winter. While many may be more…

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Reroute to Rest

Last week I found myself needing a reminder that I am only one person. I can only do so much. Despite my best efforts to…

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Abstain from Abstaining

Happy Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, and/or Shrove Tuesday! It’s a day that encourages you to live in excess and overindulge before punishing yourself for it…

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A Little Love

A few years ago, I purchased a miniature rose plant. Before adding it to my windowsill garden I gave it a name, as one does.…

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A Few Deep Breaths

When the world shut down in early 2020 I was still figuring out the whole breathing normally thing. Throwing a new, little-understood respiratory disease and…

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Snow Surprises

After a brief bout of impatience, the snow finally arrived in my corner of the world this past week. With its return came the less-than-subtle…

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The Other Shoe

A few years ago, I witnessed the dropping of about 20 boots. It was part of a performance of “Oklahoma!”, not some footwear production mishap,…

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Snow Way

I’m writing this while listening to the rain outside. Which is admittedly a pleasant sound. The steady clamor of traffic takes on a softer but…

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Awkward adj.

Not smooth or graceful, but here and willing to try anyway.

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