Tag Archives: nature

Thread of Life

From one end to the other, a single continuous strand. Deliciously delicate. Colorful and bright. Our job is to see it through without breaking it. At times, a breeze to follow, the pattern recognizable and clear. At others, an indecipherable tangle, … Continue reading

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Behold – the Miracle of a Christmas

I sit in my knitting spot, the comfy chair that used to be my mom’s. Snow flakes fall softly, the wind chime sounds delicately clear, and the wood stove punctuates this story with crackles and pops. The curious assortment of … Continue reading

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After –

By now, many of you may be tired of hearing about Tropical Storm Sandy. For me, it was one more first, being alone in the biggest storm in recent memory and so I ask your forgiveness and tolerance for what … Continue reading

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We Are the Weavers, We Are the Web

It is clearly fall. As I have noticed every year of my life, this seems to be a particularly busy season for our arachnid family members. Unlike many people, I have always welcomed spiders. This could be due at least … Continue reading

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Caregiver Breathing

As so many of you are all too aware, caregiver breathing is different from all other types of respiration. Often, we find ourselves in a holding pattern while checking on, or listening to, the breathing of our charges regardless of … Continue reading

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Resiliency and the Art of Failure

For a few years when I was on the brink of adolescence, my family took a yearly trip to Bar Harbor Maine. These were magical days, when angst about my father’s health, and worries about bills all but disappeared. Disagreements … Continue reading

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