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Go Listen on the Mountain ~ This is America Too (OS Archive - 2010)

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                 Last week, I went looking for another place to Be.

 

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I needed a place of repose... a spot to think... away from all the Noise and Clutter.

The noise of life in a family. The clutter in my mind.…

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Two Thousand Mile Rickshaw Trek Across the Himalayas (OS Archive - 2010)

Who Says This Generation of Young Adults is Narcissistic?

As a teenager, as soon as I realized that I could get in my car and just keep driving, I did.

I didn't worry about being abducted, much less being abducted into the sex trade, I didn't know what that meant. 

I got in my car and drove. Often.

I started in Atlanta and I usually ended up north of Philadelphia at my brother's house. He and his wife had four small children then. My…

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Not-So-Traditional Batch of Batiks (OS Archive - 2010)

Bonfire

We'd waxed, we'd dyed, and now for the Dance ~

We had started the bonfire out in the meadow fire-pit hours before, stoking and tending with sap-soaked fir branches, encouraging a thoroughly hot coal bed so that our next step could be pulled off.

We hoped.

Brave Sister and I were making our first batch of batiks and we didn't know what the hell we were doing. Normally a bonfire would not be a necessary step in this art form's process,…

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Searching for Ridiculous (OS Archive - 2010))

My husband grew up in the land of Silly. His family's motto:  Avoid all debate, no point in argument, do what you're told. Otherwise, invent puns and other wordplay to pass the day, bring them to the dinner table, and let laughter ensue.  

That paragraph is obviously not written by one of them.

As youngest, Husband was tutored by the best Punster Dad, encouraged by three older Sisters in all things witty, and was named Best Retorts or Cutest Quips or something like that…

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Added by Anna Herrington on July 23, 2010 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

"Where are your shoes!?" (OS Archive - 2010)

We were standing in the cathedral parking lot, waiting for the camp bus to arrive. The heat was rising up from the black asphalt in waves and I felt myself sink into that semi-trance state a muggy August in Georgia seemed to produce in me. It was more miserable than usual that year -- wouldn't cool down at all. Most of the other parents waited in air-conditioned SUVs, while I'd hopped out of our car, choosing to suffer the heat rather than seem unexcited to see our son again. A…

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Added by Anna Herrington on July 9, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Ex-Husband is Here -- a Saving Grace (OS Archive - 2010)

I saw you last night, for the first time in years.
You turned up unexpectedly
although I knew you were coming to town...
 
You look older --  
your hair is thinning, your middle's thicker.
 We had just come back from the lake, the house was a mess.
 
I just couldn't spend a minute getting ready for you.
 
I'd spent the previous week talking to myself --
reminding…
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Added by Anna Herrington on June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I Had a Father's Day Breakfast Once.... (OS Archive - 2010)

In car on the way to breakfast with Mom, Dad and two sons:

Youngest Obsessa-Boy:  "...and with my $3.82 I just saved from last week I can get the new fork on my mountain bike..."

Dad:  "What kind of fork, a Specialized or Kona?" 

Mom/Me, thinking:  I wonder if my saying 'Jewish friend' on that comment seemed like saying 'my White friend' or 'my Muslim friend' more?  Is that a race or religion comparison..??   ...and either way that didn't…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

One Sweet Memory, One Happy Day Today -- a postscript (OS Archive - 2010)

Something slid in my thoughts today

while writing.

Glimmers... 

real? 

My small head on your chest,

our two hearts beating

...warm 

...safe. 

Could this be true? 

The smells are of leather

and smoke.

You are reading, 

I am smiling. 

You are not a photograph,

you are not over there...  

The candle's flicker

creates child's trance.

The sounds

of Benny Goodman's…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kids Summer Reading---the Flop on the Couch Kind (OS Archive - 2010)

This list was compiled by the sensations evoked by summer---the timeless kind that may or may not actually exist any more, but hey, maybe some of these reads will inspire a timeless afternoon. These were all choices that brought a smile when remembering reading them in the first place, and they were usually the first thought of by those in our family.  They range from very young on up to teens....

Young Ones Books: 

Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Second First Post (OS Archive - 2010)

I finally found a topic I felt I could post about without getting all caught up in nerves, in details-- an open call for summer reading books for kids.  I spent a week thinking about it, thinking of how different we all are in our clan, and what did we find to be perennial favorites to read over the years? I scoured our bookshelves, I thought of all the sensations arising when I thought of summer, I thought of my title---Kids Summer Reading, the Flop on…

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Added by Anna Herrington on June 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tr ig's Mom (OS Archives 2014)

DECEMBER 13, 2014 1:33PM

Tr ig, Nana and Jaime's Mom

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Added by Anna Herrington on December 13, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Equinox Harvest (OS Archives 2014)

 
From the garden today.......bye bye Summer!
 

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Added by Anna Herrington on September 22, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

And the world was no longer beige (OS Archives 2014)

The photo arrived in my email a couple weeks ago.

My oldest brother, sixteen years older than I, had read my post, The Renters.

The photo he sent is from 1973, from the time of the first renters. The image is in pretty bad shape, but that this photo exists.....this, the first photo I know of taken…

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Added by Anna Herrington on September 4, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Typical Morning Yoga Routine Around Here (OS Archives 2014)

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for a monday smile

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 8, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Year's Walk (OS Archives 2015)

 

 

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Added by Anna Herrington on January 6, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Heron Grotto (OS Archives 2014)

OCTOBER 22, 2014 4:12AM

The Heron Grotto ~ or ~ Beauty in Drought

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Added by Anna Herrington on January 6, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Morning Trek Across Amaranth (OS Archives 2014)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 6:43PM

Morning Trek Across Amaranth

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Added by Anna Herrington on January 6, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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