Monthly Archives: August 2018

Summer job

In the predawn darkness, all is quiet.  Nothing moves, no car traffic, no dog walkers.  No birds have yet taken flight. Even the tree leaves are still.   Not a sound can be heard. Or maybe it’s just that I … Continue reading

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Couch potatoes of America, stand up

Your Laziness is Saving the Planet by Tom Jacobs from Pacific Standard, February 7, 2018 https://psmag.com/environment/you-may-be-a-lazy-so-and-so-but-youre-our-planets-best-hope Vindication! I’m not just a grumpy curmudgeonly old hermit, I’m energy efficient. And I just don’t feel like leaving the house today.

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Two old smoothies on the loose

Saturday was a postcard kind of summer day; sun, seventy degrees, a gentle offshore breeze from the NNW off the vast inland sea.   On days such as this, in times past, we would wander.  Any destination would do, or … Continue reading

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What I learned by giving up my dreams

What I learned by giving up my dreams by Danielle Simone Brand, theweek.com July 31st, 2018 “Years ago, I nursed an escape fantasy about the kind of person I could be if I only traded my Washington, D.C., lifestyle — … Continue reading

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