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April 2017

Nature

Signs of Spring

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Half asleep, I hook the leashes on the dogs and stumble out the door in the early morning sunlight.  Taking our normal route, I trod out to the woods west of the house, hoping the dogs will do their business quickly so I can come back in…

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Through-hiking through big snow

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I looked behind me and couldn’t see my tracks.  A glance in front revealed nothing but wind-swept snow.  How had I gotten myself into this mess?  I had no idea where the trail was.  I started to breathe harder as panic washed over me.  Then I…

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Pop, Pop, Pop

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn POP! At first, I wasn’t sure what happened.  Was the car backfiring?  Did a tire blow out? No, the car seemed to functioning just the same as always.  Still, I’d definitely heard a loud pop and it seemed to be coming from the rear of the…

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Driving the Back Roads

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn We followed the Ford Explorer closely, not wanting to get lost in this mountain community we didn’t know.  After driving for two or three miles on the ridge top road, we took a right turn onto a rough dirt road.  Dirt?  I hadn’t expected that.  Wouldn’t…

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