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The Dog Walker

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So there’s a professional dog walker in our neighborhood.  I’ve passed her hundreds of times, always giving her a friendly smile or a nod of recognition or even saying a quiet “hello,” as she walks by my building with her pack of dogs.   Blank face. ...

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Transported

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Ever had a smell transport you? I poured a little “winter forest” dishwashing soap into the sponge to clean up the dishes after breakfast — and WOW.  It’s like my brain did this time travel off to an idyllic winter next to a wood-burning fireplace, where everything...

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The Snowflake

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It was so small, I almost didn’t see it.  A tiny white speck landed on my jeans as I sat in the park.  The guy sitting next to me on the park bench said, “Is that snow?” Indeed it was just a light flurry of snow that disappeared as soon as it fell on the ground of...

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Leaning Back

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There’s just something about leaning backwards over a cliff  …  When rapelling for the very first time, all your instincts say, “DO NOT DO THIS!” But the more you lean back, the more you’re able to see how well the rope really can hold you up...

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