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Maddie Girl.

When she was two-years-old, Maddie came to live with us on the river. Today she enjoyed her Sunday ice cream cone (even though is was only Tuesday), and after receiving a good scratch behind her ears, we said goodbye.  At age 15, she was ancient for a lab.  ‘Ole Maddie-Girl. Goodbyes suck.  Especially these kind.…

Dimension

There is something about seeing a movie in 3-D. I remember specifically seeing a movie at the Museum of Natural History in New York.  If I’m not mistaken, Harrison Ford narrated the short film about creation.  And while much of it was not in line with my beliefs on creation, I remember the beauty of…

If Walls Could Talk.

So I’m sitting on the floor. In this old house. It’s empty now. So many times I’ve spoken harshly about it.  It’s ironic that the very “oldness” that drew me to it has over the years at times been the very thing that drives me nuts.  (My husband would say that it’s a VERY short…

Perspective.

“I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now”. Man I wish that was my line, but it belongs to Joni Mitchell. But I have.  Looked at clouds from both sides now, that is. The pilot on American Flight #1484 from Indianapolis to Austin has just told me that we will be paralleling the Ohio River…

Desperation.

I am insulated.  I know it. I live in a mostly pretty world. Images that aren’t nice or pretty and don’t personally touch me are relegated to the back of my mind–that room I don’t visit often.  The one where I keep the door closed.  If I can keep ugly things behind that door, then…

When All Else Fails, Be Thankful.

It is almost Thanksgiving.  My favorite time of year.  My favorite time to gather family and friends together and count blessings.  Can you hear the sappy music in the background as you read this?  If you’re not hearing it,  stop for a moment.   Close your eyes and find you some sappy music.  Got it?…

Letting My Arrows Fly.

When I graduated high school, my first adventure was to travel about 3 1/2 hours south east to San Angelo for college.  I stayed there for two years before moving my adventure to the big city of Austin for my final two years of university.  At age 22, I married the love of my youth…