Monthly Archives: December 2016

My Christmas Wish

Dear Readers: I will not be posting for about ten days. I have family coming to visit from out of town, and I want to spend all the time I can with them. I wish all of you a very … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings 2016

A Seasonal Poem “Christmas Trees” By Robert Frost A Christmas circular letter The city had withdrawn into itself And left at last the country to the country; When between whirls of snow not come to lie And whirls of foliage … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LVII

Musings in December: Nick Trout “Without fail, he always signed off on these letters with love and he always included Whiskey and Bess in the list of individuals sending this love my way. At the time it made me laugh, … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LVI

Musings in December: Craig Childs “Most animals show themselves sparingly. The grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness. It has no need to hide. If it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants, boastfully … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LV

Musings in December: Bill Bryson “They talk about big skies in the western United States, and they may indeed have them, but you have never seen such lofty clouds, such towering anvils, as in Iowa in July.” Art for December … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LIV

Musings in December: Andrea Portes “But somewhere in America, between the freeways and the Food-4-Less, between the filling stations and the 5-o-‘clock news, behind the blue blinking light coming off the TV, there is a space, an empty space, between … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LIII

Musings in December: Pablo “There is a story I always tell my students…when I came for the 1st time to the US. I didn’t speak English (Only Spanish) & I saw on every door the word ‘exit’ which in Spanish … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LII

Musings in December: Mark Twain “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” German Art – Christian Schoeler Christian Schoeler lives and works in … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LI

A Poem for Today By Lucille Clifton “the earth is a living thing” is a black shambling bear ruffling its wild back and tossing mountains into the sea is a black hawk circling the burying ground circling the bones picked … Continue reading

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Once . . .

“Once by the Pacific” By Robert Frost The shattered water made a misty din. Great waves looked over others coming in, And thought of doing something to the shore That water never did to land before. The clouds were low … Continue reading

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