Transformation

A dream interpreted Unlike many people during the last several months, I haven’t been keen on deep cleaning, or reorganizing, or new hobbies, or cooking, or much of anything constructive. I’ve spent a great deal of my time reading fiction — my historical escape mechanism. Last week, that suddenly changed, and I found myself deep …

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An Evil Remembered

 [While writing an earlier post about volcanoes and tasting ash, a memory flashed of another time and place where I tasted the grit of ash, and my mind wouldn’t let go. I wrote this before I learned that January 27, 2020 was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. While this is simply my …

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Why are Your Branches So Bare?

It’s been over a week since I put the Christmas tree up, and it still hasn’t a single ornament on it. Why? I’ve asked myself that for several days now, and — as usual — it’s complicated. We lived in Montana when I was little, and did the traditional “go get your tree in the …

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