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forest flowers…firepinks


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the burning earth


somewhere between New Straitsville, Murray City, and Shawnee, a fire is burning, burning the earth beneath, unquenchable. way back in 1884, a group of striking miners, sent a “take-this-job-and-shove-it” message to their bosses by sending several coal cars with oil-drenched timbers deep … Continue reading

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hitting a wall of pain


  have you ever had one of those days where you run into someone’s wall of pain, so hard, you have to  leave the pavement to take a break from it all? well, I have, and I did, not long after lunch. … Continue reading

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midwestern dreams


open. sky, grassland, a pond, the dusty trail beneath your feet. nobody’s land; at least, it feels like nobody’s land. maybe the birds. they fly around, their flittering like visiting neighbors. but maybe not. all you see is opened before … Continue reading

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a few wonders in the wilds of West Virginia


on my journey today, i stopped to take some photos that captured the essence of the afternoon… …and caught pictures of the fog settling in… …finishing the day, reflecting on… …just another wonderful day in the Mountain State…

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My peace and The Presence


along my walk today, i stopped to sit awhile and listened to the sounds of creation…a flow of melody by an orchestra of pebbles and stones washed over by an unrelenting stream… …it was music to me, and to the … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Place


After reading a recent post online, I thought of this place…one of the most peaceful places I can remember…well, with the caveat that it was also in bear country, near wild huckleberries, a treat for bears. But I did not … Continue reading

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the lonely snow


the lonely snow has no visitors now- she sits along the trail refusing to change. she’s colder than her cousins but doesn’t seem to mind- til bugs and bees and butterflies wake and crawl among the trees, drunk from their … Continue reading

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