Tag Archives: aging

The Summer so Far

August 30, 2014   Labor Day weekend is upon us and amidst the end of summer/pre-fall barbeques, vacations, staycations and general revelries, here’s what’s happening in my neighborhood: We hit 101 degrees last week, but after a run of 98 and … Continue reading

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Nothing Lasts Forever

  April 12, 2014   I miss the dog – her soft snoring as she slept beside my desk when I worked at the computer, the twitchy “running” dreams of her last days when her legs no longer followed her commands … Continue reading

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Dancing in a Dark Room

April 5, 2014    On Monday, the veterinarian will come to the house, put the dog to sleep and make arrangements for disposal of her body. The choice, made more difficult by the fact that I didn’t expect to have to … Continue reading

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Being Old in Wintertime

December 7, 2013 We are getting old together – the cat, the dog and I.  The cat, who is thirteen, now, has turned gray around the head and tail, sleeps a lot more and, although still curious, sometimes needs my … Continue reading

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Life Cycles

September 29, 2012  After the hot, dry summer we had around here, the cooler fall weather makes me smile all over – even with all the crazy things going on in the world.  We’ve had more rain in the last … Continue reading

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Bushwhacked

June 2, 2012 While the world economy had its Wile E. Coyote moment this past week, I got bushwhacked. This wasn’t the kind of bushwhacking that took place during the Civil War around here, where gangs of armed men rode … Continue reading

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These Times of Declining EROEI

May 19, 2012 The garden is in. I planted the last of the summer vegetables on Monday and, as it looks to be another hot, dry summer, I planted the corn, beans and squash in two big mounds – the … Continue reading

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