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Thanksgiving Miracle

A long, very long time ago this land where we live was very different than it is today. There were no cities with tall buildings and roads and cars and busses. There were no airplanes or telephones or computers. No … Continue reading

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Chile, Chile Lindo

July 25. More than forty-seven years ago I came to Chile. I was seventeen years old, young and foolish with two semesters of Spanish behind me. Despite all the things I did not know the trip to Chile changed my … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just have to write

I am about sixty pages into my next story.  I like my characters.  I know what’s happening at the border.  I know who the good guys are and who the bad guy is but I still haven’t figured out why … Continue reading

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Restoration

Another short story: Mary Rose Bell was a curious child, interested in everything. With her long blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes even at ten-years-old she was the center of attention. The fifth child in a large and growing family … Continue reading

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Man’s Best Friend

Billy Gray Eyes’ dog may have come out to see why someone stopped behind the house. The big cottonwood’s leaves littered the ground. Billy knew trouble was coming and he waited outside while his grandson peeked out through the window.

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Shonto Trading Post

The trees are winter bare, but the little trading post is welcoming. Jewlery, Pendleton blankets, rugs, beads, leather moccasins, groceries and candy bars inside and a gas pump out front. We stop and shop.

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White Mesa

Kaibito sits at the base of white mesa with the dark mass of Navajo Mountain just to the west of this photo. Spectacular!

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Navajo Mountain

The first view of Navajo Mountain as we come up over a rise is breathtaking. The photos don’t do it justice. The mountain is over ten thousand feet high and looks black in the distance. We are at 6000 feet … Continue reading

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In Beauty . . .

I wanted to stop every few feet to take another picture.

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Is Anybody Home?

A tire hanging on the fence post means somebody’s home. Last one out lays it on the ground. A side road may run for miles out to a camp. Nice to know whether it’s worth making the trip before leaving … Continue reading

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