into words {summer}

I feel myself slipping into summer, where there is no routine or schedule; where there is always something to do; where people get together more. Suddenly 9pm is time to walk the dogs and tidy up the house instead of prepare for bed. The lingering light of day beckons me to stay up later and …

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{things to remember}

a beautiful sunny day...highs in the 30s after a long run of bitter cold...an invitation to do something new, "maybe we can go cross country skiing?" a thought. brief though it be - "but so many things to do on the lists i make for myself in my head" followed by a stronger, briefer thought …

{my life outdoors}

I am a far cry from an outdoorsy-niche blog, but I can't deny the role it plays in my life and what the great outdoors can offer for those willing to explore. Summers are short here in the Midwest and each year as winter yields to spring, I find myself making the same resolution: Spend …