see anne run. run anne, run.

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remembered sentences from my first grade reading primer, which featured a brother/sister duo with the eerily prescient names, ann and david; their dog was zip, also the name of our family dog. little did i dream i’d grow up to run, run, run as the book says. anyway, back to the present, i ran in my […]

tidal sands

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spring is here and with it, that changeability that only she can orchestrate in the weather—one minute we are bathing our faces in fresh breezes and balmy sun and the next thing we know, the breeze has turned to wind that bites with the last of winter’s chill. we want to stick with her to […]

i brake for flowers

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our flowers and trees here at home have been quite slow coming into bloom this year—which is probably good, since the blossoms last a little longer when it’s cool. last year, everything came and went in a big bang, with hardly time to enjoy it. getting out and about on my bike over the last […]

highways and byways: lovely ligonier

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this weekend past, i had the good fortune to teach in ligonier, a charming historic town in the mountains of pennsylvania. i was hosted at the spring fling retreat by kathy’s kreations, a shop that’s been in business for a very long time, thanks to the work of its brilliant owner, designer kathy zimmerman. i […]