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Himanee Gupta-Carlson
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And then peace
I'm at the age now where passings are becoming a norm. Friends lose their parents, their siblings, their spouses, uncles and aunties. Sometimes I know the person who leaves, often I don't. Increasingly, I feel like their losses are harbingers, of our own en...
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Three days
Tonight we will wish for a calm night for Goldilocks. We decided -- after three days -- to stop force-feeding her tonight. She was born small and weak, rejected by her mother. Had she been human, expensive state-of-the-art medical technology might have save...
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On the Sidelines
After a day of waiting to be of assistance, I am exhausted. Why? Good question for the distant mother to answer. Didn't carry the babies, the goats did. Didn't hatch the eggs, the hens did. Not administering direct care, just waiting in case I am needed. Ma...
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The farmer's wife
(I was fairly sure that a Facebook post that I made earlier on this day would evolve into the poem for the day. It had what I felt were rhythm, humor, and pathos. What was uncertain was a title. As I thought titles, my memory called up the childhood song "F...
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Re-purposing
Last year's weeds create this year's tomatoes. Apt for those who compost. What about others? Is this a case of weed and seed, an inner city answer to crime, at least one that the GOP instigated? Or something else? Weeds a nuisance, a threat. Weed out the ba...
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Tests of stamina
Today was the 18 miler. Five weeks before 26.2. I remember the 18 milers as tests of stamina and pacing. One year I went out too fast in an 18-mile race and was passed at mid-point by those whom I had passed earlier. Damn! Another year, I got to 18 in a mar...
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Finally, watching The Force Awakens
Long day, that seemed revitalizing, and tiring ends with a live stream of the movie that everyone else watched in December. The Force Awakens, on the screen and in life, perhaps. Predictable plot, with unanticipated twists and turns. Like life, a script tha...
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Taxing situation
We grow food, and invest in new soil. We started to sell some of it in 2015. Tax time arrives. There is a Schedule C that has a space to deduct expenses for paper shredding but no line for seeds. Then, there is Schedule F. A unique form, set up for farmers ...
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Slow Transitions
(Inspired by the appearance of chives in April, and the merits of food saved year round) Dinner tonight was risotto. It included arborio rice, of course, from Italy; chicken broth, made from the carcass of a chicken who once graced our yard; mushrooms and s...
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Grit
(Shameless rip-off, in some ways, but runners who also are writers find insights in the oddest of places. The idea of grit comes from a blog on running. As always, running seems to apply to everything else we are trying to do in life.) Grit The extra ingred...
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