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Archives for October, 2016

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Today I Love Busy Weekends

Butterscotch sunlight

Today I love busy weekends in the rear view mirror. I love all the music I got to experience, open mic on Friday, Steve Poltz on Saturday, and both Lauren Mann and Greg Smith on Sunday. I love that Greg is really getting his voice and exploring his style and embracing his own subtle nuances. I love his music and I love his steady determination that seems to be behind what...
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Today I Love This Mild Saturday Morning

Autumns leftovers

Today I love this mild Saturday morning with its warm humid air and its happy smiling faces. I love music that spontaneously starts, people singing or whistling or playing instruments, or even just the radio coming on in the morning in the middle of a good song. I love that I got free dinner rolls at the market today from the woman who sells me my bread for the week. I...
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Today I Love Soft Autumn’s Return

Tree bouquets

Today I love soft Autumn's return to cool, clean days of fresh air and sunshine. I love that this mornings snow covered roofs will soon be playing drum rolls on the toy drums of down pipe tom toms and gravel snares. I love that the next week's worth of weather could be Spring weather or even a chilly chunk of late Summer. I love that there is no time when...
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Today I Love Finding Peace

Dawn's light

Today I love finding peace in small quiet places. I love noticing how friendly some corner of the house actually is when I decide I'm just going to sit there because I've never really done that before. I love sitting on the floor in some corner, or standing in some place that I have to back into to see what the house looks like from that perspective. I love that...
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Today I Love The Predawn Darkness

Breakfast from the market

Today I love the predawn darkness of this early Monday morning. I love breakfast when it's still and dark outside. I love the cold chill of it, the way it is all serious and feeling like it means business. I love that it is a little warmer than it was supposed to be according to the weather gurus, and that's okay. I love how accurate those people...
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Today I Love Going Fishing

Autumn moves us forward

Today I love going fishing and that that's the plan between curling and choir on this chilly but active Sunday. I love being out on the water and being surrounded by miles of solitude, vaults of quiet water noises, and scenes of sky and light and distant shorelines. I love when I catch a fish, and I love when I don't catch a fish, I either get...
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Today I Love Getting Jobs

Office coffee in the truck goes fast ...

Today I love getting jobs around town even though I'm supposed to be retired by now. I love that, since I can't retire yet, and since I have slowed down somewhat, there are still jobs out there that are easy enough to do without me having to risk my back on. I love that I'm in a fair bit of pain but that that...
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