Grief is a sacred journey


Flowers, Butterflies, and Bees on my Finger Lakes Land: 2013

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My Uncoupled Life: Family Changes after a Death

168 6 “You sit in front,” Liz offers. “No, you sit with David,” I say. She belongs next to David, not me. My son David, his bride Liz, and I head for Watkins Glen State Park on

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A Call in the Redwoods: My Hippie Intuition

101 The trees loomed ancient and prehistoric in the fog. Vic loved their height. He arched his back and looked up to the gray sky. I loved the dark hollows within the circular clusters of redwoods. I

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For the Love of Trees

113 2 8 “Come on, Elaine, let’s dress up in our Hector regional costumes and take a photo for the party invitation.” “I have gardening to do, Vic. Let’s do it tomorrow.” “No, today,” Vic insisted. “It’s

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My Hector Home: Protecting the forests of the Finger Lakes

32 Willow looks over the world from an upstairs attic window. “What are we doing inside, Mom?” she whines with soft little moans. “The sun is shining. Let’s go.” Willow is my walking buddy now that I’m

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Lost and Found in My Own Backyard

54 4 I met Robin Botie in the oncology ward kitchen at Strong Hospital in Rochester in 2008. We leaned our weary bodies against Formica counters and whispered our sad tales while warming food in the microwave

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My Creative Dilemma: Push Ahead or Yield?

17 1 If I only push harder, I’ll catch a tailwind and launch my book. This month it will be finished, I said in August. I said it again in September. Burn those engines on high heat

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Governor Cuomo: We Won’t Let You Frack New York

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12 On August 27, 2012, people from all over New York State marched to the capital building in Albany and delivered 3,200 pledges to resist fracking to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Hundreds of small environmental organizations joined under

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Angry Faces, Churning Water: Fracking Industry Threatens Seneca Lake

68 In July 2012, Tony Ingraham of Walk in the Park made my blog “Angry Faces, Placid Water: Fracking, LPG Gas Storage and Seneca Lake” into this video. Inergy, a Kansas City based company, was working on

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Angry Faces, Placid Water: Fracking, LPG Gas Storage and Seneca Lake

95 It’s 9:30 pm when I hear from the speaker at the podium that the Inergy representative left the building before the public hearing ended. David Bimber, the regional head of the New York Department of Environmental

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