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In the summer, the Schoolhouse is in a lovely glade in the redwoods. In winter, it’s just in the redwoods. Still, things grow, and as spring approaches it’s time to tame the troops. Here’s the back pathway up to the driveway AFTER I got done cutting back the lavender and everything else: But that’s not […]

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Since I still have a day job, I’m not quite ready for my Big Year – the quintessential bird watcher’s epic journey so memorably depicted in the mediocre yet entertaining Steve Martin movie of the same name. But perhaps because I have a day job, on weekends I have found myself becoming endlessly fascinated with birds. […]

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I started a new job in mid-April and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it but it kicks my butt in the time-for-projects department so here we are, mid-summer, July 4th in fact (happy birthday USA!) and I haven’t done much for the last few months except work, which is not what this blog is about. But […]

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Resiliency is the ability to bounce back – to recover, to persevere, no matter what. It’s an enviable quality and one we don’t understand well. Kids grow up in a screwed up family – one gets tough, the other gets hurt. Couples get divorced – one partner thrives, while the other flails. A company lays […]

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My first memorable “little lady” experience was in high school. I already knew how to cook and sew, so when I had to choose a “practical” elective I convinced the school to let me take night classes in wood shop and auto shop. Lesson one was changing the oil. I took the cap off the […]

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