LOOK MA, TOP OF THE WORLD!

LOOK MA, TOP OF THE WORLD!

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

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Two very different concepts, but both very much ON TOP!

Tree Topping

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JUST ANOTHER UPDATE

I’m getting back into life. Progress feels rather glacial from my perspective but it’s undeniably progress.

foyer and lightI can write, as long as I keep stuff short. I still can’t focus long enough to read much but I’m getting there. Close, very close. Finding a comfortable position in bed remains a major challenge because I can’t yet lie on my side without feeling like my chest is being crushed. I’ve been…

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RED BARN BENEATH A RED TREE
TOSSING THE DICE OF LIFE

TOSSING THE DICE OF LIFE

Take a Chance on Me

What’s the biggest chance you ever took? Did it work out? Do tell!

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My life has been so full of chances taken, some of which worked out very well indeed … and others which left me digging my way out of the smoldering wreckage of my life. They all had one thing in common: they seemed like a good idea at the time.

And maybe they all were. That’s the thing about…

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SAYING GOODBYE TO A FURRY FRIEND

SAYING GOODBYE TO A FURRY FRIEND

There was a very poignant post on Facebook today showing police officers bidding farewell to one of their own, a K-9 partner. You could see the sadness in the eyes of the otherwise stoic law officers. It struck home.

One of our furry kids is in a bad place. The big dog, the affable enforcer in our canine family which includes a Scottie, a Norwich Terrier and a mini Dachshund. We call him Bubba…

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BLACKSTONE CANAL, SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON

BLACKSTONE CANAL, SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON

A couple of hundred years of polluting the river nearly killed it. How fortunate for us that nature is resilient. Today, The Blackstone Canal is in recovery but it’s slow. The fish are back, though weather or not it’s safe to eat them is a matter of controversy.

Blackstone river and canal divide

This is the early autumn, mid-September. Barely a breeze. The canal is as smooth as glass and reflects like a mirror.

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ADVENTURES IN HEALTH CARE OR LACK THEREOF

ADVENTURES IN HEALTH CARE OR LACK THEREOF

It snowed Wednesday. Just an icing but it prompted a lot of people who actually had to get their cars rolling first thing in the morning to say “This is a joke, right?”

A New England joke. The day before, temps had been in the high 70s, I had turned the heat off, so Wednesday saw me and Garry huddled on the sofa in sweatshirts and blankets. Would the cold last long enough to justify revving up…

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GINGER!! http://wp.me/s2bT5l-ginger

Junk Food Junkie What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory.

GINGER!! http://wp.me/s2bT5l-ginger

Junk Food Junkie What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge: 2014 #8

Which way? Decisions, decision, always decisions :-)

ANY WHICH WAY BUT … Cee’s Which Way Challenge: 2014 #8 Which way? Decisions, decision, always decisions :-)
MY BRIEF CAREER IN ANIMAL CONTROL

MY BRIEF CAREER IN ANIMAL CONTROL

I live in a small town. Just under 13,000 people call Uxbridge home. The village, or as we say around here, “downtown,” has a classic brick town hall, circa 1879, an elegant old library, and several other historic buildings.

1893 Thayer Library Photo: Garry Armstrong

1893 Thayer Library Photo: Garry Armstrong

Our closest neighboring town, Millville, makes Uxbridge look like Metropolis.

Their town hall is a unit in an old condo building.…

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