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Wonder

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Icy Beauty

(Click on individual images to read commentary.) The world is born in the spring rejoices in summer and bundles its blessings in autumn But only in the winter does it learn who it is

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Ever Green

A companion piece to The Ugly Time Some lives are leafy limbs compelling eyes to gaze at them to acknowledge their convulsive beauty Naïve in their baseless joy they reign a scant and unremembered season then die having never truly … Continue reading

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The Ugly Time

I used to consider late autumn with its leafless trees and sullen skies the ugly time But then I grew up and came to understand its barren beauty how it saw the loss and longing in me and sent its moons … Continue reading

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Our True Colors?

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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.,…

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October

Election fever. Tempers boil. People scream. The world can never survive. And then there’s this. “You’re welcome.” ~God “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  ~L.M. Montgomery

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Dream Logic

I dreamed I’d flown to London. I was about to call my wife to tell her, “Honey, we’ve landed safely,” when the alarm went off. My first thought was, I’ll leave her a message, but there was no time. So … Continue reading

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