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by Tania Carriere

December 29, 2018

There is an irrefutable truth about silver. Regardless of the degree of ornateness, the careful craftsmanship or the beauty of the design, silver will oxidize and tarnish. It will loose its shine. Its beauty will become hard to see, putting its value in doubt. 

It is not a fault but rather a necessary occurrence; glory indiscernibly begins to fade. The patina is lost. Handled and exposed, the delicate carvings, the… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

December 22, 2018

Animals make more trails than humans do, in the Oregon woods around our home. It’s easier to follow their paths in winter, even if snow hasn’t yet fallen. Mud carries marks of hooves and paws. Snow carries magic, though. Snow illuminates animal ways.

I love winter hikes along animal trails. Most undergrowth has fallen away. Blackberry thorns persist, but poison oak has surrendered. I can scramble through untamed… READ MORE

 
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by Tania Carriere

December 01, 2018

At the brow of the hill, take the path leading to the left until you reach the gate at the far edge of the paddock.

It seemed like an obvious enough instruction until I noticed that there were several paths that snaked across the hill and realized that my initial assumption that the “brow” was “somewhere near the top” was not going to be precise enough. 

I was out walking the… READ MORE

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