Category Archives: Fear

Home at Last, Part II

Last week’s post described a horrid summer in Texas, worry over the gas wells going in behind my house, my escape to Ireland and homesickness. As ready as I was to return home, a phone call toward the end of … Continue reading

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Home at Last, Part I

I left Texas for Ireland last summer with a great deal of trepidation concerning the future. All spring, the West had been on fire, and I could see smoke from wildfires burning just an hour west of my home in … Continue reading

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Taking Flight

Photo by Guillermo Bobadilla I wrote this shortly after returning from Nicaragua last June. You can read my story about this amazing country at www.360westmagazine.com, digital version, Page 94 of the May 2011 issue. I said I would never bungee jump. I … Continue reading

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Sweet Terror

There’s a wildcat in my house, and I’m scared. The wildcat is a half-grown tabby with an overlay of vague calico splotches, a foundling from down the road. Her name is Dulcie, for “sweet.” She’s very sweet, when she purrs … Continue reading

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