Category Archives: Nature

On Taking the Wrong Path Again

In January I went hiking with a friend in Hillsborough River State Park (north of Tampa, Florida). It had rained the night before, so some of the trails were flooded. We enjoyed seeing the transition from winter to the beginnings … Continue reading

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Hope for Food Despair

I grew up in an Italian family that loved food. Shopping for high-quality, fresh ingredients was always a top priority. My mother and grandmother were excellent cooks. Most of our meals were a celebration of tasty, home-made foods. An important … Continue reading

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Finding My Way in the Dark

I have had a tough summer. I got lost in feelings of loneliness and depression. And then felt shame for feeling lonely and depressed. I didn’t like how I felt or who I was. Ugh… As I struggled to find … Continue reading

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Behold the Flower

Behold the Flower I love nature and I love flowers. Wild orchids are among my most favorite. I have grown a small collection of orchids since high school. Over the past several weeks I have been watching a flower bud … Continue reading

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