Tag Archives: Winter

global cooling…a love story


this is the year of March. the month when, with all my hopes…piled like a snowdrift against the roof of the house, the world of white flying spectacular finally ends…and the corresponding frigidness of a multitude thaws….or at least heads … Continue reading

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a tornado comes to Garrett Hill


gray outstretched arms waving without and within, a song sent over the ridge ridge-crest-covering crescendo, ripping siding from wall-sides snapping the breath from my dried lips… face to the ground, face to the ground……. a glob of bright red acrylic … Continue reading

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at home in the library at the end of the Earth


children used to understand and visualize a bookend with metal, bronze, or some other sort of hard material- unlike the boring metal book ends of the 20th century…and it was within those bookends in a snug little room with the … Continue reading

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watching your seasons change


if i was to sit on this bench and watch your seasons change…would i see you bloom in spring, thrive in summer, celebrate autumn, and weather winter? or, would i see you wither with the falling leaves, to be trampled … Continue reading

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what’s in the pot: chicken soup


every time i go to Ohio, i look for “German” egg noodles. this time i found them at a small local grocery, sitting in stacks of noodle heaven. here, end to end, i found Mrs. Miller’s Amish noodles, Inn Maid … Continue reading

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Water Softener Pellets Replace Salt


It is about -20 Celsius right now outside (-7 farenheight) …the kind of weather no one should be walking around in…unless you’re wearing enough padding that you resemble a Panda bear. but it wasn’t like that about six hours ago, … Continue reading

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Five Below and a Vortex of Snow


The snowfall is dancing around outside my window, a nice break from the killer Polar Vortex that came- with teeth a thousand miles wide and breath like Frosty the Snowman. It is scheduled to make an appearance again tonight, like … Continue reading

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life in the zed zone


i despise it when someone says they “hate” Polish Sausage. I absolutely love Kielbassa and all types of Polish meats. Walk into a Polish deli and you’re likely to see strings of hanging sausages, myriads of different ones, like a … Continue reading

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Yawning in place


Snow- the ever-present, the all consuming, the wintry one- refuses to leave my doorstep. Here I labor another hour to keep awake, yawning in place, drugged by the power of dim lights and dark days. Sleep is a tenderhearted woman, … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a Road Trip


It’s that time of year, deep-buried by the snow, I glance at my map, and plan where to go… I have a map in one hand, a cold glass of ginger beer in another. It’s about 14 degrees (farenheight- however … Continue reading

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