In which I am among the Spanish oaks again

Do you feel a bit tender hearted towards the red-headed girl who got off that plane in Austin? I can see her today, standing in the airport with her young husband, both of them looking like teenagers playing grown-up. I think…

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In which I can’t help myself

She climbed a hill and I snapped a photo of her, standing small and resolute against a wide open sky. I thought to myself, she’s a mountain climber, she’s a conqueror, she’s brave, fearless. When she climbed back down to…

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In which I’m into some stuff (August 2013 edition)

books i read A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver – The latest collection of poetry from Mary Oliver. Absolutely brilliant, of course, and I underlined and dog-eared the pages mercilessly. Check out “I Have Decided” on page 45. Outlander: A Novel by…

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