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Couch Potato

The Couch Potato’s Moment of Truth Sometime in my thirty-sixth year, I was climbing up a mountain in the steamy greenery of Vietnam.  Lagging behind the rest of the hiking group by a quite a distance, I could only work

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Rose Gardens

June, around my home, is the time to pick strawberries and visit rose gardens. Strawberries are delicious, but the rose gardens provide my June sustenance. What do I do upon reaching a rose garden? I stroll about the garden walkways,

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Feeling the Heat

It is the first hot and humid day of Spring and my mind wanders to my first trip to Eastern Africa. As my safari was put on hold while awaiting a new jeep tire, we huddled in a small circle

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Snakes in March

Around this time of year, I recall sitting around a table and having fun when things turned tense. A young man was patiently explaining why there were never snakes in Ireland. An older woman took great offense. Another murmured that

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Faces of Cold

I feel it… The cold air, entering my lungs, is taking my breath away. The chill is blasting past my thermal underwear and layers of gear. If I pull my hat any lower, it will block my vision. My frozen

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