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Monday Memorial Day Thoughts -- on Soldiers and Warriors

Yes, I will be using the barbecue grill for supper tonight.  Does that mean I consider this holiday no more than a day off?  In good weather?   1,529 more words

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Thank You, Richard! (I Think....)

I took this quiz, while waiting on someone before I went out to garden.

It says I am an agnostic pantheist.  Yeah, well, ok, or a polydeist (a category the quiz lacked, btw), or a humanistic/naturalistic pagan.   179 more words

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Cedar Cathedral - With Flying Buttress

We didn’t even make it the five miles back to Kalaloch Beach before we pulled off the road as the sun rose higher over the forest and the temperature climbed towards an unheard of May temp of 80 degrees.   617 more words

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Fire At Will Post -- Good Will For Hero Hunting: And, Let's Play Battleship

Nepal has had another huge quake, as I am sure you all know.  And amongst the many things lost and being sought for is a US Marine helicopter that was out flying aid to villages hard hit by the… 188 more words

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Night and Dawn on the Disconnected Rim of Existence

Finally, as the sun sank towards the horizon on Thursday evening, chilled by the sea wind, dulled by death — even death rendered with incredible violence, delicacy, and beauty –stunned by such paradox and footsore from much walking, we headed back to the Lodge to find supper. 1,316 more words

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Litter and Glitter - Death in Gold

Last Thursday afternoon, on our Runaway, we spent three hours walking the beach at Kalaloch.  There was much more to see than the wind-wracked, sun dried millions of sailors-on-the-wind.   589 more words

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Cobalt Coracles on the Sobering Shore


Truant week continues, insofar as normal posting schedules.  I am still reveling in our little runaway overnight escape to the Olympic coast last week!  Once we clambered down off the “tree boneyard” chronicled yesterday and onto the sand verging the Kalaloch River, we discovered the source of the strong salty odor.   581 more words

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