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When the first foot of snow fell on October 4, it marked the beginning of a winter of never ending storms that would eventually do their best to consume me. Once or twice a week, clouds gathered over the Zirkel … Continue reading
There’s a distinct possibility that at some point in time, all roads of meaning pass through Estes Park, Colorado. In 1873, Isabella Bird visited Estes Park when the only other human resident was mountain man James Nugent and the … Continue reading
If you can’t tolerate being alone with yourself in silence for hours on end, don’t contemplate taking up writing as a career. There’s a possibility that the deliciously documented insanity of an impressively large number of literary greats might simply … Continue reading
Oscar stands at the door, peering through the window. His nearly toothless mouth makes his cheeks cave in, giving him a permanently bewildered, less than sharp look. But he’s not as dimwitted as he appears. I let him into the … Continue reading
There’s no direct path through the debris of a lost life. But regardless of how deserted one feels while floundering to find that path, there are guides all along the way. The trick is to notice and take advantage of … Continue reading
Blessed are the ones who read. Beyond essentials of shelter and food, sufficient vigor to embrace the light of day, enough companionship to be reflected in someone else’s need, can anything surpass the sustaining power of reading? Of all the … Continue reading