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Finding Magic

An exhausting 13-hour journey, in the end, rendered me refreshed and inspired. I sought change and found magic. The reality that is the writer I am found the world she created and was able to touch it. Waters cascaded and … Continue reading

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Beating the Prognosis

One life to live. For some it plays out as expected, though always there are bumps in the road. For others it’s cut tragically short before it’s hardly begun or when someone is in their prime. Perhaps more tragically, there … Continue reading

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Looking Again

A few months ago, snow and ice and cold seeking my bones. Now, grass and birds and the river rising, it’s roar all that’s heard. Renewal… Even my wounds aren’t what they seemed, for there’s new life in the world … Continue reading

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Another Day to Hold Dear

My birthday is next week, a day I spent in the ICU four years ago. Over the course of that horrific year it increasingly looked like I’d spend the rest of my days sitting hooked to an oxygen tank. This … Continue reading

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Websites, Tires, and Angry Beavers

“Whoa, what happened to Ontyre Passages? It looks different.” Cha-cha-changes… There’s lots going on in my life and I don’t want to close down the WP site, but why operate two sites that are exactly the same except in appearance? … Continue reading

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Southeast Hartise

The Map Tour is back! Why a tour? The Map Tour serves two functions. First, I’m celebrating my new website and, you guessed it, I’m hoping folks come by to take a look around. It’s probably a psychological thing, but … Continue reading

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Snowy Road to Missoula

                       

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Searching for My Father

My father and I reconciled last Christmas and on January 9th he passed away, and while I drove to arrange the funeral I concluded there was one thing I coveted above all else, one thing I was determined to find… … Continue reading

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Stepping Back

Ice, snow, and wind were waiting alongside the road, but peace was waiting at the journey’s end… I wish I could hug you all, for you’ve demonstrated extraordinary patience while I’ve wrestled with the chaos that descended upon my life … Continue reading

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A Piece of My Dream

Well, I’m at it again… Yet again I’m assembling the dream that’s so dear to my heart. One of the parts was relocation and I’ve taken a step in that direction. Actually, a whole lot of steps and that direction … Continue reading

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