Archive for July 2018

Monsoon

At first, as I sit under the canvas awning, the drops are single notes, a tap, then another tap, then the notes pling faster and closer together. The tempo picks up until the rain falls in a steady beat, accentuated by a timpani of thunder from the clouds above. The temperature has dropped to a…

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VOTE

I took a nice get-away to the mountains with friends. That was followed by a gentle rain and made for a great break to summer’s heat. I am grateful I had the opportunity. Now it’s back to the grind, although I’m also planning my next trip, so that part is not so terrible. What to…

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Friendships

More glorious rain. It came for a couple of hours, gently and straight down, soaking the parched grass spots that were struggling to keep green in this terrible heat. The smell of rain is so soothing. My spirits are lifted. My appetite stirred. To the west of us, terrible fires are burning, to the east…

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Get-Away

More glorious rain. It came for a couple of hours, gently and straight down, soaking the parched grass spots that were struggling to keep green in this terrible heat. The smell of rain is so soothing. My spirits are lifted. My appetite stirred. To the west of us, terrible fires are burning, to the east…

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Saved!

Hurrah for the great coming together of humankind to save those stranded boys in Thailand! YAY to their coach for keeping them calm and alive, YAY to the teams of brave souls who went into those murky, dangerous depths, YAY to all the support staff and planners who figured out the logistics of the rescue.…

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What makes us move?

I’m writing this blog while on hold with the local social security office. Thank goodness for speaker phones. I’m definitely better at typing with both hands. This has been such a typical Monday, however I have accomplished a small amount and checked off a few items on the list, so all is not lost. A…

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Treasures

I’ve seen it all now. My son-in-law bowled by bringing the ball around and between his legs. Impossible to explain — but oh so funny to watch. It wasn’t a terribly effective method for making points, but then he switched to his left hand and scored a strike (he’s right handed). Whatever it takes, right?…

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Kayaking

I put my new kayak in the water for the first time. I learned a lot of tricks/methods to make the whole process of loading and unloading faster next time, the kind you learn by experience. They sure weren’t in any manual. I drove down the road at 75 mph and the kayak was still…

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