winterscapes

It’s summer here, today so warm that a pair of shorts was almost too much. Smoke swept into the mountains from some neighboring fire and my shoes filled with dust …

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not the worst

This month, this season, was a wretched wild animal, a coarse-haired coyote that sometimes, just sometimes, curled up sweetly next to me, pushing ever closer to me, its heartbeat tangible against …

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half dome

I’ve had a lot of words about Half Dome rolling around my head since then, but I think they’re only for me. I will say this, though: hiking Half Dome …

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something like that

Sometimes the world is so sunshiney, so perfectly golden, nothing but lying across my bed with a new friend with the windows open and an early spring breeze saying hello, …

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the first ten minutes

Yesterday a man came to check in and told me it was his birthday. It was before check-in time, but he really wanted a clean room so he could get …

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