Category Archives: From Where I Live

Rediscovering Dress Up

“The thing that differentiates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize”. – Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias. (A total chick flick of unparalleled magnitude.) Over the years, I have accumulated a lot of costume jewelry, especially after my … Continue reading

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The Culture of Waving

When I was first out on my own and began driving to work each day, there were instances where I would see the same cars periodically.  One guy would see me in my car and wave each time.  I dubbed … Continue reading

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A Series of Blinks

I have a great office.  It affords a wonderful view of the draw below us and the mountain we adjoin.  I love looking out as I ponder the meaning of life. It keeps me from addressing the interior, which is … Continue reading

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Adding My Thoughts Today

Today of all days, this bears repeating….. I used to live in a suburb whose Main Street was right out of a movie.  The 4th of July parade was always one of the major events of the year.  When I … Continue reading

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Love Sherpas

I am now a seasoned veteran of the sending the daughter to college phenomena. Last year was THE year.  The year of departure and wing flapping.  If I do say so, myself, I handled it well.  I was ready, she … Continue reading

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Squeezy Buns

I am paraphrasing J.M.Barrie from Peter Pan, “When the first baby laughed for the first time, that laughter broke into a million little stars and they became fairies.  That is how fairies were born.” For the first time in quite … Continue reading

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Momma Don’t Camp – Or Does She? (The Conclusion)

Terror. Sheer Terror. I have to do something to keep from crawling out of my skin as we continue on to the next camp, Appaloosa Springs. If I crawl out of my skin, there is nowhere to go but straight … Continue reading

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Momma Don’t Camp Part 1

I am sitting by a campfire in North Yellowstone, right on the Montana/Wyoming border. My family and I are waiting for dinner to be cooked and served to us. We have ridden approximately six hours covering nine miles of up … Continue reading

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A Case For Hokum

For some reason, I feel compelled to talk about hokum. I have been pondering that word a lot. It is a blended word, a combination of hocus pocus and bunkum. That is the etymology anyway. The definition is a device … Continue reading

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