Creek Running North July 2004 Archives
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July 27, 2004
Gleaning the brine
My brotherís been staying with us for a week, and heís been sick much of that time, and then so was I. But we did manage to get out on Sunday. We went to Muir Woods, hiked a couple or...Continue reading "Gleaning the brine"
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July 20, 2004
I've had to remove many dozens of instances of comment spam in the last week, all of it from .de domains. So I've blocked an entire country from commenting. Sorry to do it, but your entrepreneurs left me no choice....Continue reading "Sorry, Deutschlanders"
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July 18, 2004
From a truly odd interview of Ralph Nader by Pat Buchanan: "I am also against feticide. If doctors think it is a fetus, that should be banned. It is a medical decision." Huh. I dislike Kerry. When he's at his...Continue reading "Nader: insane?"
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July 16, 2004
At five this morning a pale wash of blue gray watercolored the eastern sky. A sparse scaffolding of cedar a couple blocks away, backlit by the dawn. Why had I not noticed it before? Last night, waiting for my brother...Continue reading "Moment"
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July 13, 2004
I fell asleep in one of my favorite positions last night: lying on my stomach under the comforter, propped up on my elbows, a book in hand. There is the temptation, after a particularly good paragraph, to step back mentally...Continue reading "Canyon view"
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July 05, 2004
Rockets' red glare
Last night, the bonehead neighbors up the street were launching bottle rockets in the general direction of a large hillside covered with dry grasses. Becky and I stood in the driveway, watching. A familiar sound in the air: the barn...Continue reading "Rockets' red glare"
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July 03, 2004
Raccoon digs everybody up
The first thing was the marsh. Before any of our towns existed, before there were people, there was the water and the mud, and only cordgrass and pickleweed grew there. Raccoon was in there, walking back and forth through the...Continue reading "Raccoon digs everybody up"
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July 02, 2004
I used to try to walk atop the snow when I was young. It got harder as I got older. Still, if a warm day and cold night had melted and refrozen the top eighth-inch of rime, I could occasionally...Continue reading "Family"