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Antlers

Antlers

As I was walking down the mountain this morning I thought about the little herd of white-tailed does that live here. It’s always a joy to see them. Once I was standing under a tree watching a hooded warbler sing and heard a sharp and powerful snort and foot stamp. I turned in time to …

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Deepening with a Sense of Place

Deepening with a Sense of Place

There are over 500 hiking trails within an hour of where I live…or so I’ve read. At first, the stay at home order challenged me as I was walking or mountain biking nearly every day at Deep Creek, part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a very short drive and the waterfalls, …

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A New Perspective

A New Perspective

It had been a rainy, cool day. Gray skies. Rain. Rain. Rain. The blueberry bushes in the garden must have grown three inches in one day. Each time I looked out the window, more green. It was the kind of day that lures me into an easy nap. Drop, drop, drop on the metal roof. …

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Flying

Flying

“I didn’t plan it, but I’m on my way…higher and higher…feels like I’m flying but I’m sure to crash if I don’t find a way to come down, Damn you gravity, I’d do better if you weren’t around.” Hussy Hicks, Flying Many years ago I heard a little voice say, Take a dive class. Say …

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What Have We Learned?

What Have We Learned?

It’s been ten years today. I was leading a night dive in Curacao and surfaced, tasting oil in my air tank. None of the others on the dive had that issue. And my air proved to be fine…but I tasted oil. I hadn’t been watching the news, was unplugged from social media. Didn’t know until …

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