Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bear spot

With a moon half lit and stars looking like they were hanging from a coat hanger in God’s hand, there was no place I’d have rather been. Occasionally from my chair beside a shimmering fire, I heard sequences of rustling, … Continue reading

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Letter to the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism department

To: Phil Gaines, S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism director; Michelle Clark, S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism administrative coordinator cc: calhounfalls@scprt.com Mr. Gaines and Ms. Clark, Thank you for the job you are doing. On April 27, my 6-year-old daughter and … Continue reading

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Roughing it

Thankfully, the journal I kept during my camping trip with Kalista this weekend didn’t wash away. Here’s day one. Friday, April 27, 2012 – Calhoun Falls State Park, Calhoun Falls, S.C. 4:45 p.m. – Our arrival. There are no marching … Continue reading

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Lifescapes

In honor of the snow they’re forecast to get back home …   Once I had a landscape to paint. Streaked with long-named roads and dotted with maple trees tapped with metal buckets, the snow-covered hills served as a backdrop … Continue reading

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Justifying destitution

Dear (name of my daughter’s school), Please stop telling me about important events, materials needed and other important stuff at the last moment. Thank you. Justin Schoenberger   Dear Justin Schoenberger, We wish we could do that, but we don’t … Continue reading

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A bunch of stuff

A couple of things that have piqued my interest as of late: Some friends of mine have blogged about things they want to do before they die or before they turn 30, which is practically the same thing. I will … Continue reading

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Layers of nonsense

Recently I learned a lesson from an overgrown shrub in my yard. The Thing was hideous. It reminded me of cancer, growing out of control with flowers on top of vines on top of separate weeds that had grown into … Continue reading

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