Category Archives: Country Philosophy

Word Full Wednesday

Hopeful Anticipation Longing Embracing Warming Jubliation Grateful Thankful We get our first vaccine shot today.

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The nude brown woman on the water pitcher

While Mother and I were in Ruidoso as I wrote my dissertation, we took a break one day to visit the Art Loop Tour in the surrounding area. New Mexico is home to many talented artists, including painters, textile weavers, … Continue reading

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A bridge to nowhere, or somewhere?

I am sometimes reminded that life is like an old bridge. It has structure and form, a path and direction, and varying methods of support, aesthetics, damage, and repairs. In traveling, we may have obstacles in our path, whether overgrown … Continue reading

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The Power of 100 Days

Yesterday I wrote about ‘the cracked vase lasts.’ I was still thinking about what that meant, and why I had not finished the post back in fall of 2018 when I went to sleep last night. It was the same … Continue reading

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The 37th Day…1,095 days later

It has been a bit over 3 years since Dad crossed over to the ancestors, and almost 2 years since Mother joined. I was looking back at previous January posts, seeing what was going on then, and the 37th Day … Continue reading

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When I ask myself, ‘What would Grandma do?’: Phase 1

This is the section of the yard where we had the tree removed. The top edge is a gentle slope from the level yard, but in front of this concoction is the indentation (cipher = hole) descending toward the drive. … Continue reading

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Poor Woman’s Garden Gazing Ball

While I was writing my dissertation proposal, Mother accompanied me to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a working road trip. I wrote in the mornings while she slept in, then we’d have lunch in town and shop a little before I … Continue reading

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Sub-base: In process

It is kind of hard to think about naming a post that is moving so slowly toward the intended project outcome. This may turn out to be one of those “what was I thinking?” moments. A friend used to say … Continue reading

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Rando and the Rock Mop Hop

I finally conducted the necessary research to answer the question of Rando Rock vs. The Betty System. While I do not pretend that Rando and his computerized robot mop can hold a wet candle to the Betty System, I am … Continue reading

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Keep on ‘Rock’ing in the yard, Johnny Winter

Yes, someone left the “Kind-hearted woman lives here” sign out in the woods again. I came out one morning last week to find this beautiful boy sitting at the edge of the parking spaces, with Beyonce, Dilute, and Scruffy hissing … Continue reading

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