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Summer is Here

My walk to our mailbox yesterday was under a cloudless sky down an asphalt ribbon of driveway stencilled with a frieze of silhouettes cast by pines, alders, blackberry vines, and long-stemmed daisies and grasses.  The heat shimmered from the paving … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Inchworms To The Long Haul

Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds You and your arithmetic, you’ll probably go far. Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds Seems to me you’d stop and see how beautiful they are.  Frank Loesser, Inchworm When roadblocks are monumental, little victories assume a … Continue reading

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The Gospel According To Momus

About 50 miles northeast of our Farm lies the debris field from the landslide which has brought Snohomish County to the world’s attention.  It is unclear how many remain buried there, as the numbers provided by authorities make little sense.  But the loss … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Thanksgiving Notions

Most often thoughts of the Thanksgiving holiday are forward-looking, anticipating what may come.  Mention the word “Thanksgiving” and visions immediately come to mind of juicy slices of turkey, candied yams, dressing doused with savory turkey gravy, hot rolls dripping butter, … Continue reading

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Repartee, Badinage, Persiflage, Raillery and Guff

In the 1920s, Dorothy Parker was establishing a reputation as a witty woman with a sharp tongue (the actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell called her, “My pretty, pretty cobra”). At the same time, Clare Booth Luce was becoming a respected journalist … Continue reading

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