The Shedding of Fear

I've been thinking a lot lately about what makes the country so appealing for city folks. As I mentioned in the blog post below, there are the cows and turkeys and deer and lakes and tomatoes. Sure, we have fresh air and fresh vegetables. But one of the greatest gifts that the country gives to…

Just Beautiful Here

My last couple of posts have had a 'sky is falling' tone, reflecting a combination of frustration over oil prices and this country's leadership. Sometimes, though, I lose sight of the forest for the trees. Yesterday (Saturday) was just beautiful here — a hot summer day,  clear, green and with lots in bloom. On my…