Author Archives: Monica

Lost Canyon Adventure

After graduating from college in California, we moved to Michigan, where my husband started law school.  The weather there is bitterly cold in winter and so hot in summer that life doesn’t seem worth living (before the days of universal … Continue reading

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Resolved: I Will Be Ruthless

Resolved: I Will Be Ruthless or The Ruthless Reptile Sheds her Skin No crime drama just an aging woman’s search for herself abandoned on the shifting shore of accommodation lost in the dryer with the single sock neglected in the … Continue reading

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Call me Cheepy

Names are Important I recognized at the age of three that names are important. The names you are given, and, especially, the names you choose for yourself.  Others demonstrate respect and caring by honoring your choices, even when ridiculous. For … Continue reading

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Elixir of Ornery Moose

October 2016 It’s rifle hunting season in the Colorado mountains.  We – that includes dogs – wear orange clothing and patrol our mountain property, hoping to protect our moose, deer, elk, and bear.  Two weeks ago, during moose archery and … Continue reading

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Completion

Complete Me I am incomplete without: the red fox who shadows my tracks leaving prints and pee everywhere but hiding himself from sight; the moose whose blackness fades from view behind a tree; the grizzly who announces his displeasure at … Continue reading

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Crying Over Callas

Crying Over Callas Your voice, expressing the highs and lows the limits of human pleasure and pain in this our earthly existence Your voice, rich and vibrant, warm, nuanced, complex, multi-layered screechy in the modern medium of compact disc I … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Treat

OR is it bumblebee…?  

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Another Gateway: Grandchildren!

Another gateway to the sweet heart of the universe: GRANDCHILDREN! Here is our grandbaby Ezra on his birth day at two months at eleven weeks His voice is melodious.  He smiles and clucks with pleasure and alert interest.  He imitates … Continue reading

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Oh, You Uncommon Loon/Heart Lake Bliss

Early this August we went backpacking for the second year at Heart Lake in Yellowstone.  The distance is eight miles from trailhead to lake and another two miles around to our campsite.  Some campsites are as much as five miles … Continue reading

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D-Day Landings/Normandy Invasion June 6, 1944

The Cliffs of Normandy Fifty years after, walking on flat ground above the water, vast to the sight and empty yet, steel blue, placid like the black cows grazing on the furrowed field sky a colored mirror watching, waiting, breath … Continue reading

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