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Moments

His life was eighty-three years of a series of moments. The person I knew for nearly half my life, E. Pope Goodson, my friend and neighbor, is no more.  A month ago, I saw him for the last time, as … Continue reading

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Being Retired

Being retired must be different for everyone.  Some plan for it, and some do not.  I did not.  I knew only that I could not keep doing what I had been doing for years: being at the beck and call … Continue reading

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Waiting

I am waiting for the cake to bake.  It is an “apple dapple” cake, full of sugar, fruit, and nuts.  This morning was wonderfully cool when I opened the front door for my dog.  The rose and azalea I transplanted … Continue reading

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The Challenge

Once again, I feel challenged to put something out here, since “tinaoffthegrid.com” is renewed.  It was not available for a while, and I felt cheated, somehow, as though this might be the only place I am free to express.  However, … Continue reading

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Despite All…

Despite all the madness in the world, it is our blessing to know the beauty that surrounds us, is part of us, with Nature, her plant life and waters, the ever-changing weather, all the animals, the people we encounter and … Continue reading

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A New Day and Time Will Tell

A new day has arrived and I sit here listening to my son, Chris Plowman, sing his song “Time Will Tell.”  He sings “Do we have what it takes to leave behind the weight of our mistakes? ‘Cause I know … Continue reading

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Fall Planting

This morning I watered the garden for the first time since the rain we had last week.  The tomatoes grew another six inches in all directions in the last four days, with new yellow blooms everywhere.  It felt like “tomato … Continue reading

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