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Monthly Archives: February 2016

On Presidents’ Day And

On Presidents’ Day. Under blue sky. And sun. As the Apple trees leaf out. And blossom. ‘Tis good to sit. And reflect.

Happy Valentine’s Day


The Final Time

I walked into that room with the piped in music and the big gun hanging over the gurney where they put my personal form-fitted cage over my face and clamped me down one last time. The staff calibrated the big gun from behind the thick walls and a bank-vault door, taking some X-rays first to […]

Gnarly Apple Trees

Do you remember those apple trees? Those gnarly apple trees?  There was the easy one. Just around the corner from the clubhouse. The room we called the clubhouse that was attached to the back corner of the barn. The room with the dirt floor and the door that you had to push hard to open. […]

Looking Back up the Mountain

We came to a stopping point on our descent from Sardonahütte, where the old path to the hut joined the new path. And we stopped for a moment to look back, tracing our steps back to where we had spent the night. Except that it was a little more distant than that photo suggests: Having […]