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    Saturday, 22 December 2018

    I found myself walking along the sea. We are all part sea water and perhaps I'm on a pilgrimage to the call of the tides.   Living so far away from the ocean, the beach is unfamiliar and holds secrets. The water is cold. The sand is soft.    ...
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    Friday, 19 October 2018

      Burn scars are hard to erase. They leave lasting evidence of trauma and despair. And yet -- I can't stop looking at them. When will they heal?  Will I ever see it?   How many years have I watched and waited? Is there a flicker of hope?  Fire d...
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    Friday, 27 July 2018

    I'm always amazed at those slabs of ancient tree trunks that show how time passes. A seed fell and sprouted and took root. Maybe in 1492 or 1215. There was a drought. There was a fire. There were good years and bad.   My ancient Juniper tree ...
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    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    Some time ago I learned that a close friend's friend was killed in the earthquake in Nepal. He was one of the climbers on Everest when the avalanche engulfed them. He was a climber. He didn't have to be there. He was a visitor who chose that time a...
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    Thursday, 17 May 2018

                            The village sleeps while a few coyotes prowl and scuff through the alley that passes for a dusty street. They own the night. We are only tenants here at the edge of the desert; close by the river. A light is on...

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Ken Hartke Telephone Nostalgia
17 January 2019
I have never liked using the telephone. Too often it brought bad news and holds some of my most pain...
Rosy Cole A New Life
17 January 2019
How to gain a whole new perspective on the life lived. That journey in itself would be full of surpr...
Rosy Cole Telephone Nostalgia
17 January 2019
'Nostalgia' is, perhaps, the operative word here. Time has stolen those days. I do wonder whether th...
Stephen Evans Telephone Nostalgia
16 January 2019
I actually dread phone conversations - they seem to me the worst of both worlds. You don't have time...
Katherine Gregor New Year Resolutions?
08 January 2019
Oh, my goodness, yes. Absolutely. May the New Year bring you as much "You time" as you need, Rosy!

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