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Entries from July 2003

Nevermind Nostradamus: a review of Douglas Coupland’s latest novel

July 29th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Again I read another Seattle Times review and put a book on hold at the library – this time it was Douglas Coupland’s latest novel, Hey Nostradamus! What I was hoping to find in this novel was an exploration of faith in the face of suffering. Ever since my baby brother had a brain tumor [...]

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Dahlia update

July 29th, 2003 · Comments Off

In our local paper on Saturday, there was a front page article about two brothers, ages 8 and 11, who have a dahlia stand on the island. I had driven past it many times but I did not know who Zack and Eli were. If you come visit me on the island, I will treat [...]

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July 28th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Sunday morning singing We want to know You Looking through the window I see sun shining on the maple tree liquid light flowing through the large leaves glowing green with glory I glimpse the beauty of translucency

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“I Want You”

July 28th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Michaela has always been an articulate child, constructing sentences – complete with conjuctions – at an early age. Words are her friends and she has lots of them. So I am surprised when, from time to time, she shrieks instead of speaking. I’ll be in one room of the house, and from the hallway or [...]

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July 28th, 2003 · Comments Off

Deer have been eating at our convenient outdoor cafe. Tiny tree frogs have been seeking shelter on our shady porches. We disturbed them when walking on the deck and found them hiding in the fountain by the front door, green face sticking out among the stones. Last night I noticed swallows sleeping, snuggled together, in [...]

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