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Repressed Voice

REPRESSED VOICE   She couldn’t. She had so much to say, but she had no voice of her own. She was such a product of her Depression era, World War II young adulthood, stifling small town New England culture of French Canuck background, that she rarely stated her opinion about anything. Her philosophy came straight […]

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BELTANE, THE BLUSH OF SPRING     In Northern Arizona, it’s not always a foregone conclusion that winter is over even when the calendar says May 1. But – we know that a May storm can not last. The hurts of the past can’t hurt us now. The combination of the ever increasing length of […]

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From a River Journal, #3

    Rapids. There’s sound, that deep roaring pounding, like a low gargle, magnified in intensity by the depth of the canyon and the reverberation between the walls. There’s swiveling of heads as all aboard turn to see what lies ahead. Will it be a merry riffle which picks up the bow of the boat […]

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Vernal Equinox

SPRING EQUINOX – MOVING TOWARD THE LIGHT You can feel the tug with the volatility of the weather – those winds return, the daily highs can fluctuate as much as 25 degrees from day to day, the snow is soft and mushy during the day and frozen back to ice each night. The search for […]

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Steam Car Run

Last summer, Keith and I had the amazing opportunity to watch history repeat itself.  Two British brothers purchased the original, authenticated steam car which made the first  arduous automobile run from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon in 1902.  So, of course, being Brits, they had to prove they could do it again.  Keith and I were part […]

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