Category Archives: Good Moments

A Pretty Good Deal

Tweet Hello Dear Friends, Today I was meeting with my friendly used-car dealer, since my beloved Honda, Hi-Ho Silver, is beginning to fail. She’s twelve years old, and has gotten me through some of the toughest times of my life. … Continue reading

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Montana: Full Circle

Tweet “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, … Continue reading

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Hallelujah

Tweet October 28th, 2012 I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

Tweet July 15th, 2012 One Year, Ten Months, and Nine Days Since the Four Mile Canyon Fire The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I … Continue reading

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Sliding Into Home

Tweet July 1st, 2012 Two Days Before My Fifty-Fifth Birthday Dear Friends, Guess what I’m getting for my birthday this year?  A NEW HOUSE!!! That’s right, we passed final inspection on the house on Friday, so I am really, finally, … Continue reading

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Table for One

Tweet February 14th, 2012 Seventeen Months After the Fire Dear Friends, It’s February 14th, and this morning I woke up with my little dog Nellie snuggled up next to me, warm and cozy.  I rolled over and looked at her … Continue reading

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Overjoyed

Tweet January 1st, 2012 Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Today, New Year’s Day, I hosted a small gathering of friends here at the cottage – mostly new friends since the fire – and we ate and drank and played games … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Tweet November, 2011 Fourteen Months After the Fire He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. — James Joyce Today I sat in front of the computer all day, working, staring at a … Continue reading

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A Lovely Interview

Tweet Last week, Ryan Warner of Colorado Public Radio interviewed me about the one-year anniversary of the fire. I really enjoyed speaking with him about life, loss, and renewal (and of course, about my favorite topic, Nellie!) Editor David Fender … Continue reading

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Outside of a Dog

Tweet Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx I am taking this vacation without Nellie.  Since I only had a week and was flying, it … Continue reading

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