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Silver Maple

The 125 year old silver maple in our backyard just got a trim. Long overhanging branches hovering over our house and over the neighbors’ yards were cut off relieving some of the weight on the crotch of the tree. This old … Continue reading

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and yet…

It’s Father’s Day and I’m thinking about my dad— how funny and smart and kind he was, how compassionate and mischievous and generous. I learned a great deal from him and the way he was able to harness his creativity in … Continue reading

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“After the Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa” by Robert Hass

New Year’s morning— everything is in blossom!    I feel about average. xxxx    A huge frog and I staring at each other,    neither of us moves. xxxx    This moth saw brightness in a woman’s chamber—    burned to a crisp. xxxx    Asked … Continue reading

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