MarkSayOuch
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flashback: some things are best forgotten, but, then again, failures and falling down can be great teachers.  three years ago this week now, right tibia go snap, right fibula go snap,  mark say ouch! (along with a few other choice … continue reading

P_20140630_182346
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for grandma patrick: a little fried sweet corn in a cast iron skillet, something she had completely mastered, the aroma of the roasting, melding wonderfulness simmering and sizzling, it smelled like summer, her standing there with one wrist against a … continue reading

DockRhodie
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living in a barrel that sits out on the dock at little marshall island, this rhodie’ really takes a beating at times: sometimes winds from the west and southwest combine with big inbound tides that make the entire float jump around … continue reading

MountainAshLittleMarshall
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sorbus americana, in full bloom and abuzz with the sounds of bees and hummingbirds, this particular mountain ash lives in a spot where it is always noticed, always seen, visibly easing from one change into another, and finally these fragrant flowers surprise … continue reading

LupinusNootkatensis
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the lupinus nootkatensis was gathered together in islands of purple-blues, conferring there beneath the spruce that disappeared into the clouds, along a high, steep slide area, standing tall and so full of color they seemed to speak.  harbor mountain, sitka, alaska. … continue reading

AkPoetry
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must be a cowboy poet with a wax marker wandering around here somewhere… sitka, alaska.  2014

RarifiedAirOfTruth
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i probably could have spoken more gently and chosen better words, and dealt more compassion for that matter. when it got really difficult, i know i could have stood more firmly by my own awareness and, through this, judged myself … continue reading

ForgetMeNot
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a nice surprise: generally, this tiny bloom doesn’t share its smile with us until sometime in may.  walking out the door this morning, a cool, damp 30-something-degrees, this myosotis alpestris was impossible to miss.  sitka, alaska.  2014

TheGreatestEver
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happy birthday to the all-time queen, the greatest, and single most powerful soul voice to ever deliver such sweet, sweet music to this world.  we are all better off because of you, aretha. from ‘lady soul’ (1968) – ‘good to … continue reading