Tag Archives: death

Fly Versus Spider


Recently I recorded the video below of a pitched battle in the window sill of my studio. Do you feel sadness for the fly during its last flailing moments or relief for the spider securing a needed meal? Below is … Continue reading

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Elegy for a Fir Tree

Douglas Fir Coming Down

A Douglas Fir in our backyard has died. Its picture perfect posture drew the eye heavenward through needles and cones up its narrowing spine Toward Infinity. The grandfather of the homestead made the blue sky coy as it played peek-a-boo … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mom!


Today would have been my mom’s 80th Birthday. She was a beauty pageant winner (The grand prize in 1956 included spending the day with Elvis), an avid fan of music and the color pink, and as warm and loving of … Continue reading

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