Author Archives: Monica

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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Smooth Sailing for All Ships of State

Marital Ship of State Ego objects, but heart may await course adjustment to marital state gentle strength takes the helm guides the journey to harmony’s realm fair wind ahead – bear up and away loving limits save the day. Everyone … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

Two days ago a pick-up truck was parked in the neighborhood with this message in its back window: You have no choice.  You MUST move forward. I viewed this with some surprise and a bit of foreboding.  Was this a … Continue reading

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Time for a Master Swim Lesson

heading home

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Is Poetry Hard?

I I saw this sign recently outside a local restaurant.  Is poetry hard?  Not for Bob Dylan.  Being enigmatic, this sign evokes him.

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Academy Makes Magical Choice

Bob (Nobel Laureate for Literature) Dylan Words weave their magic soft voice of power spins spell Dylan wins Nobel  New York Times article on Dylan’s Nobel win some of Dylan’s influences

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East Side Views – Heart Lake

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Backpacking at Heart Lake in Yellowstone

This summer we spent 4 days, 3 nights backpacking at Heart Lake in Yellowstone.  We have been to Heart Lake before on day hikes.  But it’s a long way in – more than 8 miles to the lake itself – … Continue reading

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