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Conformity be gone!

by cheri sabraw Behind a zebra’s pattern of stripes and curves and slants, Lie fundamental questions that trigger gripes and nerves and rants. We look somewhat alike, with tails and ears and eyes, We eat and drink in jovial style … Continue reading

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Flash: light missing in the orchard

by cheri Venturing across a dark noisy creek and then up a steep hill into an olive orchard cloaked under the soft light  of a crescent moon takes a curious person.  Moi! This orchard teems with (about to be eaten) … Continue reading

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Hogwarts in the Olive Orchard

by cheri sabraw Those of you who have been hanging around my blog for four years will remember my photo montage and accompanying description of the Bird Man of Sunol, Irv’s, building us a custom owl box and installing it … Continue reading

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A Woman of Fewer Words

by cheri I used to be a fast-talker. Nursery rhymes and pithy poems tumbled out of my mouth, one after another in a dizzying pace, like a carousel moving too quickly in its circular motion. As the years themselves tumbled … Continue reading

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“Write without fear, and…

put down on your paper what you think, without thinking of what you must say, and your letters will be most acceptable,” wrote Louisa Adams, wife of former president John Quincy Adams, in 1821. This growing confidence in her keen … Continue reading

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Saturday Symmetry

by cheri Most marriage ceremonies concern the union of two individuals who pledge themselves to the institution of marriage–that is, they will proceed forward (and all “forward” encompasses), legally bound, until death parts them. In new marriage, you accepted the … Continue reading

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My Fitbit Fixation

by cheri My friend Sharon and I went for a walk around our local lake to improve our health but    in truth, to solve problems. Loping around a lake, passing strollers with strollers, and dodging duck doo-doo, we moved like … Continue reading

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Our Owl Box

by cheri I’ve come to the conclusion that a barn owl couple will not be inhabiting our owl box, erected three years ago,  any time soon. There is no good reason why not. It’s full of ample room with pine … Continue reading

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Our Nest

by cheri sabraw Those of us who have been in long-term relationships can speak to the power of silence. All that might be said, has been said. Many times over. So I’ve taken, at times,  to employing non-verbal communication signaled … Continue reading

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