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Melissa Jenks
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Farming. Badly.
Farming. Badly.

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Two three break
A perfect example What I want for my daughter, from friends and family, for her second birthday (or for Christmas, or any subsequent gift-giving occasions): -Above all, clean air, water, and earth:  to remember that what we want most for our daughter is a f...
Two three break
Two three break
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Upon the bitter green she walks
Why feminism is worth fighting for My second post of 2018, and my first since June.  I am writing less briskly but I am still writing. That’s important.  Last year we moved to Wareham, Massachusetts. I spent last summer driving back and forth to Maine for S...
Upon the bitter green she walks
Upon the bitter green she walks
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Upon the bitter green she walks
Why feminism is worth fighting for My second post of 2018, and my first since June.  I am writing less briskly but I am still writing. That’s important.  Last year we moved to Wareham, Massachusetts. I spent last summer driving back and forth to Maine for S...
Upon the bitter green she walks
Upon the bitter green she walks
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I wish I lived in the power and the light
Mother nature's daughter I miss the days when everyone poured out their heart on epistolary MySpace blogs.  I also miss the Reagan administration, for different reasons, so that should come as no surprise. Now we live in a world of instant Instagram selfies...
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I’ve been drifting along in the same stale shoes
Today I continue to struggle with the inadequacy of everything I have to say. On the other hand I continue to SAY it. It’s the human impulse, to spurt out our innermost selves, to have them validated by the other, even a fictional other that may or may no...
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Ice dance
My baby nephew Stephen Andrew Henry died seven weeks ago today, after ten weeks of life.  I have been fighting the urge to use words to reconcile myself to his death because his death is irreconcilable.  Writing about it feels futile, as does everything els...
Casting Off: Ice dance
Casting Off: Ice dance
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Ten Mile River Lean-to to Webatuck Shelter (Wiley)
4.1 miles View from the shelter in the morning Crossing the Connecticut-New York border (in 2004) My idea for today was again, knowing thunderstorms were forecast for the afternoon, to do a short-mileage day and camp at the first shelter.  Really, I am hiki...
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Mount Algo to Ten Mile River Lean-to
9.4 miles Misty, rainy vista Today I walked in the rain for two hours, breaking my own rule:  never start in the rain.  Maybe this is a difference between section- and thru-hiking, too—sometimes rain-walking is worth it for the section hiker.  For me, to ha...
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Kent, Connecticut, to Mount Algo Lean-to
1.8 miles A single white blaze, preserved and framed, in Kent I camped in town last night, camped for a second time in someone’s backyard.  I ate breakfast by myself at the diner bar like a truck driver.  I walked to the grocery store in bright sun in my bl...
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