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Dead Doves

Every day, our cats kill at least a few doves somedays they get a cardinal somedays a myna but usually, it’s all doves. Once in a while, they get a rat or a mouse but for the most part all … Continue reading

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Noise

above the rustling of the leaves and the clucking of the chickens and the singing of the birds and the crashing of the waves and the barking of the dogs and the meowing of the cats and the neighing of … Continue reading

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Two Pigeons

Two pigeons arrived in the barn one day and we welcomed them with open arms. For a few weeks, they stuck around and it seemed as though they had found new home. We were thrilled, claiming them as our own. … Continue reading

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Unanswered Letters

We pour out our hearts and bare our soul day after day year after year and not so much as a word.   Our mother tries to protect us telling us he is a good man but her lies don’t … Continue reading

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Flowers

Vases full of freshly-cut flowers sit on the sills of windows opened to the world and with all the beauty of the presentation death hides in plain sight. We don’t see that life is gone until all that’s left are … Continue reading

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Those Eyes

Life on a farm. Sometimes, animals die and sometimes, you have to kill them. This morning, our dogs caught a young deer and critically wounded her. The bloodcurdling cries woke my wife and I, and as I ran outside screaming … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sunflower-Seed Sourdough Bread

07 August 2017 I’m sitting here tonight alone at the Maui airport eating Friendly Farm’s Cranberry Sunflower Seed Sourdough Bread and I wish that you were here with me and I wish that we had butter

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