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Upright and Mobile

 Late in the day I loaded up some podcasts, grabbed my hat and trusty walking stick, and went for a stroll on the road. The sun was slipping fast into the sea and the light was turning golden, a gentle … Continue reading

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I Have Seen A Manatee

I wrote this several years ago, but I’ve decided to share it here on this Thanksgiving. It is the day after Thanksgiving and we have gathered on a wooden pier at the Indian River near Palm Bay Florida in the … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Lose Heart

We get these amazing low tides now and then at this time of year. Negative tides. It’s fascinating to walk way out and stand where water usually is, to peer into pools, see hidden rocks revealed, curiosities uncovered. It feels … Continue reading

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Status Report

One day when I thought I was more or less fine, a feeling of sadness came over me, a sadness so big it might swallow me up, and an unabiding loneliness. The sadness was familiar, but the loneliness was odd, because … Continue reading

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Little Shrines and Other Finds

On Sunday we rode our bikes in blustery winds along the crests and dips of the main ranch road and paused on a bluff by the railroad tracks. There we came upon a grouping of painted stones and a tattered feather placed in … Continue reading

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Saying Thank You

For us it was a quiet Thanksgiving Day. The ranch in its after-rain enchantment was newly green and blue-skied. We went for a walk with our very good friend. Potatoes are now baking in the oven. We want for nothing.  … Continue reading

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