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Beside a Mountain Stream

I always seem to be more myself in the mountains. It doesn’t matter what the season might be. The deep snows of winter afford me my favorite pastime and I look for every chance I get to ski. Spring is … Continue reading

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“Leader of the Pack”

In the pack everyone and everything is valued—the young, the old—they all have roles to play. The Alphas lead until they are no longer able, but they aren’t driven out but cared for until they’re gone. Those who leave are … Continue reading

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“Four Seasons”

I have always lived in the Midwest. Believe me, I don’t regret it…for many reasons…. One of the best is that I get to experience all four seasons as they are meant to be experienced. The heat and humidity of … Continue reading

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“An Ocean of Wonder”

I was such a good-looking little boy (no way I’m posting a picture!). Just imagine: a skinny eight or nine years old, hair buzzed to sandpaper bristles—thanks, Dad—glasses with lenses so thick that I had perpetual bruises on the bridge … Continue reading

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Roots & Wings–Pt 3: “Wolf Pack”

The wolf pair cautiously moved into the meadow, listening carefully, searching the air and obvious landmarks for scent markers. They had been searching for their own territory for some time. She was heavy with her first litter, and they needed … Continue reading

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Roots & Wings—Pt 1: “Aspen Grove”

The aspen sapling reached up from the mountainside, stretching its branches to the sun and rain.  It grew and opened bright green leaves and replaced bark and lower, tender branches that fed the deer and elk and smaller creatures in … Continue reading

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