Category Archives: koans

Lord of the Butterflies

20 September, 2020            Lord of the Butterflies Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I were hiking at Pony Pasture this spectacular Sunday morning when their three long noses simultaneously weathervaned into the unpleasant scent wafting … Continue reading

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“All moments are key moments… “

16 August, 2020            “All moments are key moments… “ “…and life itself is grace.” – Frederick Buechner I saw this green heron at Pony Pasture shortly before 3:00 this afternoon. I was grateful tp be … Continue reading

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Not your father’s lawnmower

5 July, 2020            Not your father’s lawnmower I got a new lawnmower yesterday. It was shocking, although not because it’s an electric lawnmower. I’ll write a little more at the bottom.  I took a little … Continue reading

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“The weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, 1971 

5 April, 2020            “The weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, 1971  “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro” – Hunter S Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971. That quote doesn’t … Continue reading

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Where do I start?

8 July, 2018            Where do I start? I’ll start at the river, the mighty James River, at Pony Pasture, this morning, with dogs – what better place? And with what better company?  This was a mile … Continue reading

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Bridge Over Troubled Water

20 May, 2018            Bridge Over Troubled Water My friend Hank had been hearing voices for a month. His doctor recommended he wear headphones and listen to music to drown them out. This is normal for people … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Dogs, Flowers, Fun, honeysuckle, James River, koans, People, Pony Pasture, raptors, red-shouldered hawks, Red-tailed hawks, Rivers, roses, Smiles (including "dog smiles"!), squirrels, whitetail deer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Cuernavaca, la eterna primavera

25 March, 2018            Cuernavaca, la eterna primavera Cuernavaca is a place my Mom visited every year in Mexico. “La eterna primavera” means “the eternal Spring” in Spanish; it’s early Spring in Richmond and I saw three … Continue reading

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Fortunately, I don’t have to choose

10 September, 2017            Fortunately, I don’t have to choose When seasons wane and new ones begin, I always feel the new season is my favorite. I remember Spring wrapping up in late June and thinking “Summer … Continue reading

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SSDW – Same Stuff, Different Week

3 September, 2017            SSDW – Same Stuff, Different Week No birthdays or triathlons this week, although I did have my second flying lesson Thursday morning (8/31) at 7:00. I’m not even officially a student yet, although … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner – flying lesson – triathlon – pass the buck

27 August, 2017            Birthday dinner – flying lesson – triathlon – pass the buck   This week, where do I begin? Evelyn and I celebrated my 56th birthday at L’opossum on Wednesday evening. My friend Andrew … Continue reading

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