Monthly Archives: November 2009

From one extreme to the other

It’s been a lovely Thanksgiving weekend here in the desert. A dear friend came for a visit and we have made the most of our time together, getting out, as we have, to do a little exploring. Friday was spent … Continue reading

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thankful

It’s mind boggling how much can change in a year. Last Thanksgiving, I returned home from having dinner with family, pulled my car into the garage and closed the door behind me. But then I sat there, in that closed … Continue reading

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Subtle beauty and simple pleasures

Postcard-perfect days are the rule here in the desert even as we round the corner into the winter holidays. It’s sunny and warm nearly every day. I can’t help but miss the traditional trappings of fall just a little bit. … Continue reading

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I’m not a joiner and other lies I tell myself

My new life here in the desert has been a revelation. The ease with which I’ve settled into this beautiful place, and into my bright, light-filled new home, has been rather astonishing. It’s a change of scenery that has helped … Continue reading

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