by Eric Alan

October 09, 2021

One of this earth’s most beautiful aspects is how quietly it offers that beauty. The earth is not eager to call attention to its grace. There’s no ego in it. It also doesn’t have an ulterior motive of marketing. The earth has nothing to prove, nothing to sell. It simply offers up its beauty on a daily basis, leaving it to us to cherish or ignore it.


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by Tania Carriere

September 19, 2021

It is time to move into the big wicker chairs in the screened-in porch, a wave of intertwined calm and energy signals that it is time to write.

I scoop up the cat, my constant companion and we make our way into the next part of the day. I am fascinated by this new routine here at the cottage. It has emerged as clear and delineated as any of my work agendas, with one huge exception. 

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by Eric Alan

September 12, 2021

I didn’t ask for directions as I drove to town, nor did I seek a metaphor in the roadway. I only sought missing bank statements, and peaches from the farm stand.


However, I quickly discovered the urgency of ignoring new arrows on the freshly repaved road. Their dangerous insistence that cars turn right from the center lane was amusing, but alarming. Someone didn’t pay attention to their vital job.