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November 18, 2019

“Wherever Brian is, that is home”. Cheri’ said.   Ten years homeless, she and her husband, of 32 years, moved to Muncie just a few months ago because of a house that was left to the family.  Their “rent” is to do repairs, one of Brian’s many talents.  I met Cheri’ abou...

September 2, 2019

I saw a grasshopper yesterday.  There were a few holes in the leaves of one of my plants.  Yep, he was getting fed.

"Where have you been?"  I asked.  I had not seen grasshoppers this year.

There was no answer.  Just a soft look.

I started thinking about the fun...

June 30, 2019

I sat on the pier of a Michigan lake cabin thatmy family rented for a 7 day reunion, thinking, and feeling the chemistry of being with my brothers and sisters again, now grown, parentless and empty nesters.  There were 7 of us.  Jeff, and his wife Sylvia, came from Pho...

June 17, 2019

The last 50 years of my life's history brought new perspective as I attended my 50th high school reunion.  Former classmates, sporting gray hair and wrinkles, joked as we tried to remember each other.  The most memorable for me were the characters I went to elementary...

June 12, 2019

What seems silent at first, may be full of sounds.  I, along with some other community members, went on a listening nature walk at John Craddock Wetlands.  One of the first things we did was sit for twenty minutes of silence with eyes closed just to listen to the rise...

June 11, 2019

So many things can happen, even amongst strangers. I think people are the most exciting part of creation. They can move, think, play, work, and converse.    And there are so many varieties.

Today I was in the dentist's waiting room.  I was alone and on my phone.  A...

June 6, 2019

Yoshi went to the castle and rescued Peach from Bowser.  Mario joined in."  That is the summary of the story that Keegan, my 6 year old grandson dictated to me for publication, on my computer.  It started with two play figures set up in front of a castle made out of ca...

June 5, 2019

I recently took two 4th grade girls to plein air paint at White River.  They watched me paint the trees and river the way I saw it....with lots of extra color and extra branches here and there.

I gave a pep talk about being inspired by what they saw, but also making it...

June 1, 2019

"You're safe," a security guard assured me as I was walking alone through the large Redtail forest preserve at the reservoir.  "Not many people come here.  Enjoy."

That gave me cause to think why I wanted to drive to a place that was hard for me to find, just...

May 31, 2019

Last week I was looking for Bachelor Buttons, bright blue flowers that shine in the sun and wave in the breeze.  I can't stand the idea of no blue in my garden, so I hunted in several nurseries, and there were none to be found.  I looked at the seed display and there t...

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