Monthly Archives: April 2013

Zipper

  In April of 1971, I lived in Munchweiller, Germany with my newly drafted husband. My sympathies were with the love-children and hippies of that zeitgeist (another ‘Z’ word).  But my husband received his draft notice on our wedding day … Continue reading

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Yaks, Yetis, and Party Clothes

A few years ago, Jack and I backpacked Nepal for a month.  We flew over Everest, that beautiful lady of a mountain, in a small plane.  But mostly we hung out in Kathmandu, and Chitwan, and Lumpini, and tried to … Continue reading

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Xenophobia and Xcaret

Xcaret used to be a gem at the butt-end of a sand path off a dirt road in the Yucatan Peninsula.  White sand beach.  Wild Manatees in clear cenote waters. Now it’s a tourist trap in Mundo Maya.  But still … Continue reading

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Wild Thing

Originally posted on Pamela Foster, Author and Speaker:
“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” ― Aldo Leopold I cannot.  Last night friends and I celebrated the birthday of a wild and witchy woman. …

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Wild Thing

“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.” ― Aldo Leopold I cannot.  Last night friends and I celebrated the birthday of a wild and witchy woman.  Many of you know about The Sisterhood of … Continue reading

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‘V’ is for Vulture

I’ve always liked vultures. These giant birds get a bad rap.  For some reason that’s never been clear to me, we admire hawks and raptors which swoop down from above and sink talons into unfortunate mice and bunnies, but abhor … Continue reading

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Usual, Ordinary Beauty

Life is filled with ordinary beauty.  The soft gray of a female cardinal swaying on a wind-rustled lilac bush. A silver moon veiled by clouds ragged and thin as midnight prayers. Nature offers these gifts freely. Love carries its own … Continue reading

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Tease

In high school a girl who kissed and kissed and kissed and never went any further, was a tease.  And we all know what kind of tease.  But, in a way, that label is a good example of our tendency … Continue reading

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Somersaults and Silly Stuff

I have a clear memory of my grandmother pulling weeds in her backyard.  It was late summer because the branches of the plum tree behind her hung rich with purple-black fruit.  Pink and white and bright orange oriental poppies fluttered … Continue reading

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Roaring Winds of Rohwer

As a writer of fiction I do my best to enter into every scene I create.  I work hard to get correct the tastes and sounds and smells and sights of life that my characters experience. But, every once in … Continue reading

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