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christopher-cudworth's picture
Mar.21.2014
We spent a lot of time here in Illinois staring out at flat surfaces of snow this winter. Unlike most years when venturing into the vast wasteland of the back yard made sense, there seemed to be no purpose in it this year. For weeks that tundra remained unmarked. Even the squirrels and rabbits said...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.03.2013
Sweat dropped down off my hair onto my neck, a cool surprise on the hot day.  I didn't expect the sweat to be cool.  Leaning forward, sweat fell out from under my cap and pooled on my sunglasses' dark lenses.  Drops rolled off my nose tip and trickled out my beard.  This was...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.13.2013
I guess I’m a rebel.  I never planned to be a rebel although I self-identified as a rebel when I was young.  I thought ‘rebel’ was a cool term and branded myself as a Confederate rebel.  Being six years old, I was clueless about the conflict behind southern rebels and secession....
linda-lange's picture
May.04.2013
Spring has finally staggered and stumbled into Cincinnati. It’s been a whole week and a half since I wore my heavy coat, so I finally can take it to the cleaners. A less rewarding chore presents itself—it’s time to maintain the outside of my house. I admire those who love yard work, but I...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.02.2013
I'm re-emerging after an intense week - work, write, worry, live.  Dreams have been assaulting me at night, wave after wave after wave of dreams.  I dream about past work and never done work, and strange associations.  Military ranks and settings insert their twists, and there are...
michael-seidel's picture
May.28.2012
I've entered Day 3. Still feel good. Lost five pounds over the past two days. As a body shape, I appreciate it when five pounds leave. Let's hope they abandoned me. Slept great. My white robed instructor didn't come (it is a holiday) but I dreamed of attending a school. Graduation was coming up in...
nancybrady's picture
Nov.26.2011
This year's "project" was the yard; last year we focused on the inside of the new (old) house.  Just like last year, November has had nice weather so that we could continue working on it.  Today, Rob mowed the yard for what we hope is the last time while I raked, once again, the leaves...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.07.2010
It's kind of like a Disney movie in my backyard, what with the critters everywhere, flying, on the ground, and in the trees.  There were the wild turkeys yesterday but also a number of animals all day long.  I was out doing yard work for much of the morning, and I kept getting pulled out of work...