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Angelina’s, Friday Night

Tonight we neighbors (is there a feminine plural? neighboresses?) are hurrying down to Angelina’s for Netflix and pizza. The group hasn’t picked out the movie yet. I’d like one with a Gospel message of redemption and salvation. But that may … Continue reading

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Cataract Surgery 3 of 3: True Colors

The usual big disclaimer: For goodness sake, this is not medical advice. This is just one person feeling her way along, not an endorsement of cataract surgery or a prediction of anybody else’s results. This does contain an opinion about … Continue reading

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Haircut with Mr. K

Mr. K works very hard on my haircuts. (Ferns growing not far from Mr. K’s business.) Mr. K. met me three years ago. I’d had the same hairstyle all lifelong. It was thick handfuls of curls, brown with an early … Continue reading

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December 2022: Cataract Surgery, Round 2

The Usual Disclaimer: This is absolutely not medical advice. It’s not a promotion for cataract surgery, driving in winter weather, writing on one’s arm in ink, or anything else. It is a promotion of Angelina, but in her own circle … Continue reading

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December 2022: Cataract Surgery — Ready, Set

Disclaimer: There is no medical expertise or advice whatsoever in this story. It’s not meant to promote cataract surgery or anything else. Your surgical needs, precautions, pre-existing conditions, life experience, impressions, medications, and everything else may vary completely. Ask your … Continue reading

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12/31/2022: The annual letter

December brings annual letters with words and pictures from correspondents far and wide, showing deep warm connection with spouses and children and family and friends, shared achievements, and celebrations. Even when the year brings difficult circumstances (and that absolutely does … Continue reading

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12/25/22: Christmas spelled in small threads

In today’s downpour the bare trees seemed covered with budding new growth. But that’s the rich repertoire of lichens and mosses coating the branches, rocks, and fences all winter long. Thread 1. 1999. At the food co-op for my 20% … Continue reading

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12/24/2022: Christmas Eve

The cold snap warmed up today. Instead of snow or sleet or frozen pavement, all day there was dark cloud cover and hard rain flooding the icy streets and yards. In that steady deluge, there was not a soul or … Continue reading

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12/18/22-12/20/22: Joy?

This pond image looks fuzzy with TV static. But the white dots are a sunshower of Rimed Graupel, raindrops cooled down to round soft snow puffs. As precipitation types go (and from what I saw of Kansas weather, some are … Continue reading

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12/3/2022: Dressing for the weather

Autumn trailed away with some nice parting views. This house had a dainty planter at the front gate, holding miniature succulents. Here are some implausibly tall cottonwood trees (the picture can’t do justice to their towering height or the glorious … Continue reading

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