Category Archives: adventure

Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #5

Here’s the fifth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. This one is An Unreasonable Woman, by Diane Wilson, a Texas gulf coast shrimp boat captain and mother of five who took on a powerful chemical company when she found … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #4

Here is the fourth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. I picked up this travel magazine in a doctor’s office and was mesmerized by the winter scene described by the writer, Peter Weller. From Travel and Leisure Magazine, “Venice … Continue reading

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The Oasis

Every once in a while you’re going about business as usual and find yourself in the middle of something special. Yesterday was that kind of day. It was a warm August morning in my part of Florida and getting warmer … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #3

The third excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is from Beryl Markham’s The Splendid Outcast. Markham was a British-born Kenyan aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. She was the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic from … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #2

Here is the second excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose taken from books I’ve read over the years. This one is taken from Desert Solitaire, a memoir written in 1968 by Edward Abbey about his time as a park … Continue reading

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Reading Poetry Aloud

When I arrived in the classroom the tables were almost filled. I looked around and saw some familiar faces.  That was a relief. I had mixed feelings about this class. I’d signed up for it in spite of considerable resistance.  … Continue reading

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A Very Very Nice Day

Today was a perfect 10. It started with a good night’s rest and an adventure on the way. As soon as I tumbled out of bed, I threw on my robe and popped outside to check the weather. Perfect. 70s … Continue reading

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Wind

It’s a windy, cloudy day. I love wind. I was just out in the front yard, under my big camphor tree, sitting back in my Adirondack chair looking up at the tops of skinny old oaks that swayed back and … Continue reading

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Irma

Gearing up for the storm. Lots of big trees around here and this lady’s packing a wallop. Tried to think of everything. Jugs of water, stuff to eat, batteries, lanterns, candles, backpack packed, shelters googled, everything out of the yard, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Phenomenal” by Leigh Ann Henion

El Capulin Monarch Sanctuary, Mexico, 2007. Deep in the Sierra Madre Mountains, millions of monarch butterflies are arriving from North America after their grueling annual migration. They cover the mountaintop, the trees. Leigh Ann Henion, there on a magazine assignment, … Continue reading

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