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Endings, Beginnings & #2

Sometime in May we began hearing faint mewing noises under the house through the vents inside and realized we had a family living “downstairs.” Our normally closed-up four foot crawl space was discovered by an expecting Mama where the bricks had been moved. Four to six weeks later, we saw evidence of our new “neighbors.”…

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When I Can’t Find Words

I’ve been flying under the radar lately, been on a self-inflicted hiatus. This happens when I have trouble finding words and the best thing is to unplug. I retreat to my kitchen during such times. Albeit highly caloric, it’s one of the best places for thinking. This past week, I found that with the bounty…

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“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~Cynthia Occelli

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Ain’t No Breakfast About It

It’s been one of those days, kind of dreary and wet, a bit chilly. I headed for the kitchen because it’s also that time again. I have extra in the garden and I dislike waste. I happened to have three very ripe bananas. I was all set. I was going to make banana cookies or…