Category Archives: Signs of Life

Patchwork highway

Last night, Madi and I bounced along a cobbley mix of dirt and gravel; brick boulevards, pristine asphalt, and county roads who’s use-by dates were probably 20 years ago. Asphalt patches, concrete stop-gaps, and -in many places – a milled … Continue reading

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Slowing down as a Sign of Life

This morning I tackled a small…mound of dishes and felt it. Yesterday, while sorting out my banking and budget, while working, and listening – I felt it. It is the too familiar: not good enough you’re a jerk you’ll never … Continue reading

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No Sleep as a sign of life?

  So much good has transpired over the past few weeks; the good of framily, celebration, graduation, adulting, and spring. Life. Kenan graduated as 2nd Lieutenant Lousch with so many successes of his own making Madi and her pal, Autumn, and … Continue reading

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So quiet it was loud: Signs of life

It was so quiet at the cabins we’d rented so quiet that after sitting still for twenty minutes the croaking of the bullfrog’s sunrise song the swish of the snakes in the lake wind through trees and warming waking insect … Continue reading

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We all need somebody: Signs of life

  This morning’s running plans shifted and I fell back to sleep a little before 5 am. Suddenly, I found myself racing out the door calling for a big barking woof-y pup that I had heard while in that slumbering … Continue reading

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This is not the way it ends: Signs of life

Sunday, I sat in my car in a remote field next to someone’s rural mailbox and felt the world sway. Above me, the clouds whirled and blew. Around me, the rain pelted and washed beneath the Vibe. I looked out … Continue reading

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Abandon Your Comfort Zone: Signs of Life

When you’re “going through it”, life can be a deathrace that hijacks your focus. Keep Moving. Stay Safe. Wake Up. Take a Bath. Do Your Best at Work and Home. Remember to sleep and eat. Pay a Bill or two. As the … Continue reading

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