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Montrealistic Part I

Evelyn and I celebrated nine years together, and six years married, on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. We meandered on up to Montreal, and explored the polychromatic city. It’s been a while since we’ve seen so many different people, smelled so … Continue reading

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El Olor

As I sat there with my guampa, the waft of mate, mixed with coconut shavings and anise, carry recollections of the subtle winters, in Paraguay, on its wings. It floated into my memory banks, to deposit smiles, and withdraw interest. Sitting … Continue reading

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Tears

Crying does not come easy for me.  It’s not that I don’t try to display my emotions in a measurable way.  I guess that I am just an emotionally moderate individual.  I can’t recall the, second to, last time that my … Continue reading

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A Bee Student

On Wednesday, darting down the road from my Schools Attuned workshop, I was enjoying my bike ride after a long day of new information.  Gliding over the smoothly paved road between the 134 and Griffith Park, I was enjoying the subtle … Continue reading

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Walk It Out

Yesterday evening, I decided to hike. A winding trail, seemingly, never ending. The gradual incline provided a formidable replacement for missing my bike ride to Santa Monica.  I was out there for two hours and 15 minutes.  It took me … Continue reading

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Plié, From First Position

“I’m nervous,” utters Evelyn.  “I don’t want to be laughed at.” These were the words before Evelyn’s, first time, attempt at ballet class.  Her excitement mixed with some self doubt, makes for the perfect concoction, which might produce the next Josephine … Continue reading

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All You Can Eat

Three nights ago, we made it to St. George Utah with the intention of staying at Zion National Forest.  Exhaustion got the best of us and we settled for the KOA, conveniently stationed off of the freeway. All of our overnights, … Continue reading

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