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Way to go Humanity!

    Sometimes I read the news and think, “Way to go Humanity!” Other times I think, “this is not news; this is crap…Kardashian who?” (I’m talking to you, CNN.) Too often after scrolling sites attempting to seriously report “news,” … 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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Why talk about it?

You may wonder why I talk about it. Rape. Grief. Childhood trauma. I talk, I write about it because evil thrives in darkness. And evil will visit again. Because so many of us – men, women, children, seniors – carry … Continue reading

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Unexpected

Sunday morning on our hike up Bluemont Hill through brambles, bittersweet, and bushes, I told Katie something that I’d been hiding since returning to Manhappiness. I told her that somewhere between entering Texas and leaving it – and all of … Continue reading

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Under the flag

I’ve been troubled. And because the stories in my brain and questions and wonderings have not sorted themselves out, I’ve stayed quiet. We don’t need another ill-informed knee-jerk half-stepping commentator bellowing into the tumult. Do you have a moment? Will … Continue reading

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We need a little Christmas

What a year. What a season. You too? Feeling funky and a wee bit bewildered? In a month steadfastly associated with joy, merriment, peace, and goodwill, the world we share feels tight…tense. We are largely absent of the sweet spirit of … Continue reading

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