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The Lives of Trees

Of all the flora upon the earth, none seem quite so human as trees. Endlessly varied, not only by species, but individually, they strive to find nourishment, to grow and produce offspring. They struggle to weather the storms of life, … Continue reading

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Abandoned

Abandoned cars, ships, factories, houses. Some seem lonely, orphaned. Others deserve their fate. They cry, “I was beautiful and important once!” And we reply, “No, you never were.” Many are beautiful only now that they’ve been reclaimed by a splendor … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect?

The end off the year is a time of reflection for me. Is it for you? Remember that while peaceful times are pleasant, they are also static. It’s trials that cause us to grow–but only when we allow them to. … Continue reading

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Our Fall Getaway

(Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show) A few of my diehard blog mateys may have noticed my recent lack of attention to your jolly comments and pungent posts! (I have no idea why I … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

I Was Attacked by a Beautiful Psycho Killer and Lived! It was a Saturday morning. My buddy Ray showed up, tragically bored. Before long we were hopped up on caffeine and had decided to drive to Oregon. Because we were 20. … Continue reading

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Our True Colors?

I love to see the leaves change color in autumn, don’t you? Except that it’s a myth. Leaves don’t change color. My wife and I often walk in the woods. We’re blessed to live near Mount Airy Forest in Cincinnati, the oldest “urban forest” in the U.S., and what we’ve learned (as … Continue reading

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October Skies

October is the northern world’s most beautiful month, its autumn capstone (while the south is in spring—not too shabby either), when leaves vie with sunrises to out-spectacle one another, and clouds and moons stage sunset harvest revues. Nostrils flare as … Continue reading

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