Category Archives: Life

My friend Glenys

by cheri This morning, I roused myself from a restless slumber and descended the stairs into our cold kitchen, followed ritualistically  by our fat yellow Labrador named Dinah waiting for her sugarfree breakfast of dry kibble and two pills. On … Continue reading

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Research the old-fashioned way

by cheri block, Mrs. Sabraw, Cherylann B. Sabraw, My dear friend Richard in far-off England sent me a Boris Johnson solution for peace in the Middle East in commemoration of  the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Agreement on Friday, November … Continue reading

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The ‘Young-old’ are going to lunch in November

by cheri One of my old friends invited me to lunch sometime in the next several weeks. I say “old” because we have known each other for 35 years and because she just turned 70. According to AARP, we are … Continue reading

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Light and beauty all in one

by cheri sabraw I’ve been drawing horses for the last several months in preparation for a class I hope to take in Arizona entitled “Drawing and Painting Horses in the Light” so you will understand why I stopped at the … Continue reading

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I’m going, stag.

by cheri block I drove home yesterday (carefully with a modified boot on my injured foot) from a birthday lunch with my sister and her husband. Still warm with the pot roast and mashed potatoes inside, I gingerly stepped out … Continue reading

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Unity

by cheri I watered my pock-marked lawns twice today while ruminating about the fires burning in Sonoma County. Moisture invariably attracted the wild turkeys, looking for loam, loaded with leaves. The dog headed up to the lawn, in a brisk … Continue reading

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High on a hill stood a lonely goatherd…

by cheri For most of my life, my body has not only cooperated with me in my explorations through the labyrinth  of human  existence,  it has also allowed me the confidence to navigate this maze despite uncertainty about what is … Continue reading

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Quality of Life?

by cheri For years now, I have returned to the first chapter of Dr. David R. Hawkins’ book, Letting Go. In that chapter, he provides a step-by-step process of how to surrender to all things that we cannot control, which … Continue reading

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Ketchum to Boise to Baker City

  by cheri Averell Harriman, Chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1932-46, brought many celebrities, including Ernest Hemingway, to Sun Valley where an elegant lodge had been built in 1936. It was a way to let the world know … Continue reading

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Snow on September 15?

by cheri On Tuesday last the temperature was 85 degrees. We turned the noisy AC on in our room. On Thursday last the temperature plummeted to 32 degrees; we found ourselves looking for soup and crackers in Livingston, Montana. Akin … Continue reading

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