Author Archives: snowbirdredux

CHAOS REIGNED

This was my first caucus. It may be my last. In California we held primaries and I recall always thinking how patriotically engaging it must be to actively participate in the democratic process like some states do. I was raised … Continue reading

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UP IN THE AIR

In a recent New Yorker Magazine, Nathan Heller nailed it in his article, “Air Head” when he wrote – “The rush is skittish and improbable. A freighted mass of metal rattling down the runway gains a sudden burst of speed … Continue reading

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LOVE TREASURES OF THE HEART

I grew up with a father and a godfather who both “went to sea” – chief engineer and captain, Norwegians who broke away from the farm and sought the greater world. I was an only child and only godchild who … Continue reading

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NEVERMORE, REDUX

Back in April of 2011 after embracing the idea of moving from California to Minnesota, there were people, places and things that I knew would be deeply missed. Our children and grandchildren, of course. And in the over-all scheme of … Continue reading

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SURVIVING NATURE

We have a “movie club” with friends, going as a group to chosen, anticipated films and returning to someone’s house afterwards for food, drink, comaraderie and conversation. Unfortunately in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, there are limited choices at the Westridge Mall … Continue reading

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WINTER BONES

    The panacea for winter, drear and cold, is most often suggested as a snuggly day, plumped upon down pillows in a cozy window seat, sipping Lapsang Souchong tea from Grammy’s Haviland teacup, all the while poring happily over … Continue reading

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SKATE KEY

“Just like riding a bike,” they say. “Begin again, anywhere, don’t over-think, jump on, let go, and you’ll remember.” What they actually mean is “Stop procrastinating, get out of your writer’s funk, no choking, and no more excuses!” And who … Continue reading

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