Category Archives: adventure

The Secret Park

I threw on my hoodie – the morning was cold and shiny, just how I like it. I felt good, felt like walking somewhere different, somewhere outside my comfort zone. So I followed my nose for half an hour or … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #9

From Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard Excerpt #9 is by writer, poet and nature mystic, Annie Dillard.  In Teaching a Stone to Talk she describes first-hand what it was like to experience a total solar eclipse. “The … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #8

The seventh excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is taken from “Among the Isles of Shoals,” written in 1893 by Celia Thaxter, about her delight-filled childhood as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter on the Isles of Shoals, a group of … Continue reading

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The Couple at The Starfish Company

She was blonde and plump and pleasant, and asked if they could share our table on the wharf. Sure, said I, caught by surprise. We started jabbering and found much in common: college jobs, December birthdays, our men both Tonys. … Continue reading

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Body Surfer

I emerged from my umbrella-shade and strolled to the water’s edge, watching you, a human surfboard, coasting in to shore at the end of your glide. On a whim, I planted my feet where I thought you would land, straddling … Continue reading

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Air Boat Ride!

Engine roaring, wind whipping, water chopping, and everywhere the purple-gray sky of a coming storm. Racing across acres of water, lily pads, cat tails hummocks of grass. Coots skitter away, egrets and herons rise up from hiding, limpkins, bitterns, eagles … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #6

The sixth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is from the book, Beauty, by John O’Donohue, an Irish priest, poet and philosopher at the forefront of Celtic spirituality. His best known work is probably Anam Cara, an international bestseller. … Continue reading

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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’s the fourth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. I picked up a travel magazine in a doctor’s waiting room and was mesmerized by the winter scene described by the writer. From Travel and Leisure Magazine, “Venice at Christmas,”  … 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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