Author Archives: Monica

You Will Meet Again

You Will Meet Again You will meet again — perhaps in a whale pod, where a companion reminds you of someone dear you cannot recall perhaps as a wolf cub with a wrestling sister who triggers a faintly familiar cellular … Continue reading

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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge was an early stop on our 2-week backroads trip to Yellowstone.  This migratory bird refuge is part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System.  Located in Colorado on the Green River … Continue reading

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Cloud Dreaming

with flycatcher accompaniment Great White shark cloud!  See those teeth!  

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Otter Family at Heart Lake in Yellowstone

Otter family visits our backpacking campsite at Heart Lake in Yellowstone

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D-Day June 6, 1944 – 75th Anniversary

The beginning of the end of World War II… When I last posted for D-Day, I used web photos.  Couldn’t find mine, taken 20 years ago.  Turns out I had placed them in an album.  What a concept! Here are … Continue reading

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This big, beautiful, astonishing Earth – Day

Moose tracks in dirt or snow and knotholes in pine – We are all connected to each other and to this beautiful place we call home. Let’s celebrate. 2 poems from Songs for a Beloved Friend, Poems and Essays for … Continue reading

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Losing a Dog

The Loss of a Dog The loss of a dog claws open the heart; time’s flimsy patch papers, forever scratches and bleeds. The loss of a dog spawns belly screams choked into silence by social nicety gulped down by unsatisfied … Continue reading

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Goodnight Moose

At the bottom of our hill, we found moose tracks in the snow leading into the woods.    That’s not unusual;  moose often spend time on our mountain property.  We see their tracks regularly: the solo tracks of a bull moose, … Continue reading

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Are We Un-Evolving?

Are We Un-Evolving? Head down, eyes occupied with intimate moments on tiny screens, we no longer stand upright and fail to notice the menace approaching, fangs bared and posture threatening, ready to pounce and do us in. Senses overcome from … Continue reading

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Invitation to Evil

Invitation to Evil The lie at center stage occupies expanding space extremities weaken, norms crumble foundations totter, unsupported the ground folds back upon itself                  in blood-red ribbons the brain reels as unreality repeated rules unchecked.

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