This is a sad time for many I love. The pain is shared and felt deeply, but need not be without purpose.

This is a sad time for many I love. The pain is shared and felt deeply, but need not be without purpose.

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A whole congregation of delightful gifts (Buxbaum’s Speedwell plants collected from the field and assembled in one pot).

A whole congregation of delightful gifts (Buxbaum’s Speedwell plants collected from the field and assembled in one pot).

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This evening, I leaned heavily on a friend for his perspective and advice. As with all wise men, he listened as much as he talked. Good questions are hard to formulate; good answers, harder still. The photo is of the Sangre de Cristos, taken on one of our many mountain climbing trips.

This evening, I leaned heavily on a friend for his perspective and advice. As with all wise men, he listened as much as he talked. Good questions are hard to formulate; good answers, harder still. The photo is of the Sangre de Cristos, taken on one of our many mountain climbing trips.

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Be encouraged in this new year. I am.

Be encouraged in this new year. I am.

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Headin’ for Pelican Bay

Headin’ for Pelican Bay

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For note, when evening shuts,  A certain moment cuts  The deed off, calls the glory from the grey:  A whisper from the west  Shoots—”Add this to the rest,  Take it and try its worth: here dies another day.” from Browning’s “Rabbi Ben Ezra”

For note, when evening shuts, 
A certain moment cuts 
The deed off, calls the glory from the grey: 
A whisper from the west 
Shoots—”Add this to the rest, 
Take it and try its worth: here dies another day.” from Browning’s “Rabbi Ben Ezra”

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It was wet, cold, and windy at the lake today… almost as good as a hike in the mountains.

It was wet, cold, and windy at the lake today… almost as good as a hike in the mountains.

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This book, dedicated to my fellow recovering perfectionists, makes an almost perfect Christmas gift. Available wherever perfect books are sold!

This book, dedicated to my fellow recovering perfectionists, makes an almost perfect Christmas gift. Available wherever perfect books are sold!

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Making the bed? I’ll help!

Making the bed? I’ll help!

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Kind of like Pastor Geiger’s “Follow your good impulse.”

Kind of like Pastor Geiger’s “Follow your good impulse.”

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