Love letter to ‘The Leaders’

Last weekend, I drove my son out to a rural area well past the city limits, helped him carry his camp gear along a trail into the woods, and delivered him to a campsite that was bustling like an ant hill. Kids were pulling tents into place, adults were offering a helping hand here and… Continue reading Love letter to ‘The Leaders’

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Nothing goes away for good

The plum tree outside is covered in little buds today, tiny blossoms still closed up, hugging themselves tight. A very few - maybe a dozen in all - have burst open, the first of hundreds to reveal their starry white hearts. I mark time by this tree: frosted white with flowers in spring, then bare… Continue reading Nothing goes away for good