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November 30, 2003

Shellfish and place

Feathers stick to Lisa's window. A slight smear, surprising blue-gray and yellow down, traces the path of impact the robin took before it fell, broken and dying, to the forest duff below. We drank tea, then drove from Inverness to...

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November 21, 2003


Beth sent a note tonight about watching the Pleiades from her perch in Vermont. The Seven Sisters is one of those reliable winter constellations. They rise a mere one or two campfire beers before The Hunter, Orion, which everyone who...

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November 20, 2003

Of note

Tony Anthony, who's newly moved to Ukiah from Connecticut, tells of searching for the World's Tallest Redwood Tree off Orr Springs Road. Like on most such worthwhile journeys, Tony finds something, but not necessarily what he thought he set out...

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November 19, 2003

More happy fun thoughts on despair

The tide is on its way out in San Pablo Bay. Walking down here, I saw the kingfisher again, in the same old spot above the creek. This morning, I put in seedlings of winter vegetables: Brussels sprouts, radicchio, cabbage,...

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November 17, 2003


There’s a bit of good news on the home front: the good people at the Methodist Church have agreed to ask the city to hold off on the development adjacent to our back yard until we neighbors have a chance...

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November 14, 2003


And so winter begins. Last weekend, after spending far too much time at a work-related board-staff strategic planning retreat - the very name is soporific - I drove home through the dark and pelting rain. Drivers slowed to a safe...

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November 01, 2003


Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes...

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