Category Archives: place


This evening my eldest kid and I spent sunset floating on Lake Eligo, a narrow two-mile-long lake near our farm.  While his sisters are aquatically-inclined, and love jumping into Eligo even when its waters are unreasonably cold, Jason (and me, … Continue reading

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near sights

The horses’ winter paddock included the residues of last year’s corn patch.  Their generous leavings, plus a spreaderful of cow manure, got plowed under and then had a harrowing experience to make the ground ready for seeding this year.  My … Continue reading

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lightness of being

With gratitude to Ellie Epp, who perceives things. Cholangiocarcinoma:  that is to say, my father is no longer on earth. Sometimes I have to work at being happy.  This morning a Facebook friend shared a link that helped:  Is … Continue reading

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stomping grounds

What with one thing and another, my kids and I spent this Thanksgiving in my childhood hometown in central Pennsylvania.  We took delight in a particularly fine Black Friday outing, soaking up sunshine and 60-degree temperatures: a far cry from … Continue reading

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Before the world-wide-web, before the Entertainment Industry, before silent movies . . . there was Chautauqua. I learned of Chautauqua from my grandparents, who owned a portable hand-cranked roller organ whose varnished oak case was lettered with the word in … Continue reading

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compare and contrast

I spent most of yesterday at a conference 60-odd miles southwest of here.  The sessions I attended were wonderful, I made new friends, I have pages and pages of new ideas to think on . . . and I have … Continue reading

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“The next step up is sky”

I will pause momentarily from other pursuits to note the end of my first graduate semester.  As part of my schoolwork, I have spent time critically reviewing literature on one subject or another.  It’s always interesting to hear others’ views … Continue reading

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