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    Saturday, 06 April 2019

      A shadow of her former self…   Like a cat leaving a room What dlo you do when home is far away   Music for leaving   Not sure why, but I was thinking of my mother-in-law today.  We shared so many interests.  I discovered even more after her...
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    Friday, 09 October 2015

    If I pick up some bits and pieces of life in Africa – stones, a leaf, a seedpod – and string them on a thread of hope, perhaps I can loop it around my soul to hold it up – strengthen it. There is beauty among the rubble, laughter amidst the sadness....
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    Saturday, 03 October 2015

    SPICES IN THE STREET     I have cooked for fifty-one years.  In that time my cooking ranged from down-home, and southern comforting to international, and French cuisine, as well as American trending, and California cool.   Si...
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    Sunday, 28 September 2014

    This was posted on September 24 before candle lighting.   Todays surprise is a rose. The last rose of summer. The last rose of the Jewish calendar year. It somehow seems appropriate. It was new this morning, but shows some tears in the petals, an...

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Stephen Evans The Narrowing
23 February 2020
So true - and so paradoxical! - age is the ultimate lens - both telescope and microscope.
Rosy Cole The Narrowing
22 February 2020
When the way narrows, focus becomes sharper and dreams and distractions lose their power to seduce. ...
Stephen Evans The Narrowing
21 February 2020
I am hoping for a burst of energy and courage like yours Ken. As you say - waiting to be rescued is ...
Ken Hartke The Narrowing
20 February 2020
Writing from somewhere on my seventy-second trip around the sun, I recognize the narrowing but have ...
Stephen Evans Man hopes. Genius creates. 
18 February 2020
I was without a book at lunch, and keep a copy of collected Emerson in my car for just such occasion...