Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Last Leg of the journey is always done alone

This is it. The last day of my month long driving tour. When I enter Arizona this afternoon I’ll have traveled to 16 different states, a few multiple times, in 30 days. This last leg: Little Elm, Texas to Phoenix … Continue reading

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New Mexico is where bananas go to die

…and diesel engines. But thank god for my mechanically inclined step-dad who managed to fix it, but who also just smashed my elbow in between the back seat and truck frame. The past two days I’ve been up since 5 … Continue reading

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I think I know where you are, he says

Past the clear creek, the rocks electric with lichen, the balding mountain peaks is my past. It’s strange being near my boyfriend’s hometown and not having him here with me – like I’ve left my mallard in a tar pit. … Continue reading

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Thank the rain in Colorado

The forecast predicted clear skies, 80-90 degrees (cooler with each Northern mile.) of course when a prediction or expectation is made, the opposite happens. We entered Colorado after the dullest, blow your brains out drive through Kansas, my sole advice … Continue reading

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Salinas KS – life is swell on the sunny side

Kansas clouds hang heavy like dormant missiles. The sky a mine field, bomb house waiting for the right weather trigger. The truck stereo plays big bands 4 – trumpeters in white suits, glamorous women in turquoise gowns – in the … Continue reading

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Crumb and get it

In Virginia while mom and I were trying to find a hotel room that first night, we passed at cookie shop called ‘Crumb and Get It.’ And in Oklahoma entering the city limits, you’re still 22 miles out from downtown. … Continue reading

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Soft water

Warm up coffee is a good place to start. Yogurt or cereal next. Small decisions help the mind focus on tasks not silence. Sugar sinks to the bottom. Bank errands, buying worm poison for the red buds keeps it all … Continue reading

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Let the displacement begin

Im in the middle of no where. In a quiet house where the only noise is a running refrigerator and the swallows nesting on the back porch. My friends are miles behind me and I’m not going back. My love … Continue reading

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twitter photos

So being mobile these past few days and for the next month, I can’t upload photos to my blog through my phone and facebook is private, but if you want to be friends on facebook for photo reasons I certainly … Continue reading

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Part of the flock

How long does it take to mow 8 acres of bermuda grass? Oh about 2 hours on a scag turf tiger zero turn mower! I’ve been put to work already – arriving last night to marinated prime rib, baked potatoes, … Continue reading

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