Author Archives: thegradualday

The new part of the journey, so far…

A Linkedin notification arrived several days ago, with news of Eric, a former colleague who has recently secured a new position at a new business.   Several years ago we collaborated on the relocation of the office he then managed. … Continue reading

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On place

“I began to consider the different ways – three by my count – that Americans connect to place, each one a way of living. The first evolves out of the idea that place is movable, that you can take home … Continue reading

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de·com·pres·sion

de·com·pres·sion dēkəmˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun a release of compressing forces The door to my bedroom in the house where I grew up was at the top of the stairs.  My window faced the street.  In summer, the first light of morning seeped … Continue reading

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Letter to Dad

“It’s these short tidbits that help me connect the many disconnected dots within the world that comprised my mom and dad.”  * * * Fathers Day, 2017 Dad, In my earliest memories, you are there.  I felt your presence in … Continue reading

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Robert C. Sibley

Robert Sibley has written: “This was as it should be. The pilgrim, like any serious traveler, undertakes an interior journey that parallels passage through the external world. Each sustains the other. There is a psychological benefit to the feel of … Continue reading

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Who I was, who I am now

It happened again this morning. Something, some reference in the book I am reading sent me into one of the parts of the house given solely to utilitarian purposes.  The rafters above the garage are such a place, occupied with … Continue reading

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“#vanlife sellouts”

The place was Yellowstone, sometime during the 70s.  The image in my mental scrapbook is of a K-5 Chevy Blazer with a camper. I had arrived at the campground mid-afternoon, been directed to a campsite by the ranger and parked … Continue reading

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