Monthly Archives: August 2013

Of Autumnal Light

The light softened – or, rather, I noticed that it had softened – as of around 7 or 8 o’clock the evening of August 17th.  As is always tradition (at least in the “whoops, I almost forgot about this but … Continue reading

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Summer Is A-Fadin’ Away

While it isn’t the last weekend of summer according to the calendar, it certainly is in accordance with our shared culture.  The long Labor Day weekend has always marked summer’s conclusion in the United States, for the school years in districts across the land have either begun by then or … Continue reading

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Fat Finches And Fantasies

“Three years ago at dusk on a spring evening, when the sky was a robin’s-egg blue and the wind as soft as a day-old chick, I was sitting on the verandah of my farm home in eastern Iowa when a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Friendships Arising From Sharing Risk

While I enjoyed practicing law for many years, I recently retired.  I never lost my zest for serving others, but the administrative requirements of modern law practice finally got to the point where I was no longer having fun – the dictates … Continue reading

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Kinship

My friend, Gavin Stevens, recently happened upon a doe and fawn, and the sighting inspired significant thoughts about life, its fragility and the physical and delicate fragility of deer as a sign of beauty, which, of course, it is. I … Continue reading

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