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Prelude To Spring

There are days your chest constricts so tight, claws of stress reaching through you, twisting your valves, breaking down your artery walls. These are the days to shrink from superficial social networks so the walls of fear — the walls that surround the space you were born to inhabit —...

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Red Leaves, and thoughts on Winning and Losing

Both winning and losing are only for a season. In my life I have won and lost — people, places, things. When I was losing I was actually gaining endurance for much bigger races ahead. Here are some beautiful words from St. Paul: Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a...

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A Tree In Logan County

Robert and I took a long drive through the winding, red back roads of Logan County last night. I would really like to buy a place in the country! This patch of Oklahoma earth is near Ambriz Road. I love the lone tree in the field. It reminded me of this quote from Forrest Gump: “You died on...

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Jumping Hay Bales in East Texas

“But that’s the thing about East Texas. Red dirt never quite washes out, and pine pollen is tenacious as original sin. You can leave East Texas, for Houston, for the Metroplex, for the Commonwealth, for New York, or Bonn or Tokyo or Kowloon; but you can never quite leave it behind.” ―Markham Shaw...

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