Category Archives: Moving On

Labor Day, Five Years Later

Tweet Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.     –  Rabindranath Tagore   It is Labor Day weekend, the fifth anniversary of my house burning down. It’s been five years since … Continue reading

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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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Looking Back – Dreaming Ahead

Tweet “In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we’ve left behind, and dreaming ahead.” ― Tony Kushner, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Dear Friends, Well. It’s Labor Day, the third anniversary of the … 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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The Long Road Home

Tweet October 15th, 2012 “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac Hello Friends, I’ve been home for a couple of months now, … 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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Smile

Tweet “Smile” sung by Madeline Peyroux; Composed by Charlie Chaplin. Time lapse photos courtesy of Jerry Long, JA Long Construction. Architectural design by Barrett Studio Architects; David Barrett, Amy Kirtland and Sam Nishek, Architects. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post … 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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