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ENDING A SEASON… ENDING AN ERA…

I broke my favorite gardening tool several days ago… ending a twenty year era using it to fork-up garden soil. I bought it just after my 50th birthday with a gift of cash from Frederick & Rodney in Sonoma County, California, carving an inscription to that effect along the handle. It had been fragile & we had replaced it with another so as to coddle its weakness, but, in a mood of reminiscence. I took it out of its corner in…

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Frogs & Fog…

Recent mornings have been rather mystically misty. Bringing my morning coffee down to sit in the garden startles the frogs into silence for only a few minutes while they assess that I am no danger. I could not say “chorus”, which certainly applies to the sound we often open car windows, slowing on our drive home, to enjoy passing several ponds higher on the slopes above Soundcliff. As I settle the quiet restores & they…

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!!! EGADS !!! EQUINOX !!!

I remember as a kid being intrigued when my Auntie K used that phrase… I often heard it as “ye-eee gads”. By high school I seem to have figured out it was probably a way to circumvent our Baptist family’s prohibitions about using the name of deity… for whom there was only ONE. I’ve used it with my fondness for her, celebrating her gentle slyness. She was my mother’s eldest sister, a passionate teacher, becoming one source of rare wisdom… if…

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HALLOWED WEBS…

While swiping at webs along garden paths, I come again to appreciation for this creepy season. Mourning the shortening light of these days… while marveling that one species gathers crop in this brevity of late autumn… building substantial dreams held in elastically ephemeral architecture. Such caught the mist in my camera’s eye recently: Even as I must walk though numerous others…

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HALLOWED WEBS…

While swiping at webs along garden paths, I come again to appreciation for this creepy season. Mourning the shortening light of these days… while marveling that one species gathers crop in this brevity of late autumn… building substantial dreams held in elastically ephemeral architecture. Such caught the mist in my camera’s eye recently: Even as I must walk though numerous others built over garden…

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FLOODS, FESTIVALS & FAMILY…

Stephen is now in Wroclaw, Poland for the European Premiere of BIG JOY. I am settling into Soundcliff for this period until Thanksgiving while he will continue his rather constant traveling this year… attending some 15 film festivals around the globe since March’s world premiere in Austin. We return from a week visiting his family in Edina, MN… after attending together the Port Townsend Film Festival the next weekend… both after the week in we’d planned for mid-September around the…

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