Category Archives: Writing

~ Mac’s Landing ~ Deer Lake, WA ~

Last night we stayed in Newport, Washington where my family lived from 1950-55. Since I was very young, my recollections of Newport are few and far between. Our focus yesterday, Sunday was to visit Deer Lake Resort for a picnic … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Blur

sundown behind me fir before me ascending resin seeps pitch gleams

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Spring Roses ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fresh

tender red-green leaves emerge trembling in springbreeze branches reach stretch taut issuing thorny barbs suckled by warm sun buds anticipate pure joy    

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Forty Acres ~ Sunday Stills ~ Agriculture

When I was fourteen, my Dad and Mom bought a farmhouse and all the outbuildings of a once-working, family dairy farm, on forty acres just three miles south of Pullman, Washington. The work, land, people, and history remain part of … Continue reading

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1970 Vietnam War Protest ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Accomplishment

As this week of highlighting “accomplishment” comes to a close, I feel compelled to talk about my participation in student protests against the war in Vietnam. It was a time of passion on college campuses, and a defining moment for … Continue reading

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Josie + Snow = Fun ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Threes

Yesterday a few flakes whirled through the air.  TV and radio weather newscasts warned us to prepare for several days of heavy snow ~ soon. By the time Creighton returned from gathering supplies, all the school districts in the greater … Continue reading

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Repurposed Poems ~ Hope Wish Belief Want

Hope forever flutters like a baby bird featherless – naked will it fly on fledgling wings or fall, a soft sack of tiny broken bones – bereft. Wish is hope suspended a floating feather drifting ever closer then sailing away … Continue reading

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