Monthly Archives: September 2016

How closing camp stirs old memories

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I found the serene scene most unsettling as I gazed out across the lake early Sunday morning. The hundreds of ducks, geese, and other water-loving birds that normally find refuge in our cove were conspicuously absent. Only a lone loon fished lazily off the end of the dock. The migratory birds have been leaving in […]

Facing down a ‘widow fear stage’

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If you’ve ever raised a dog from puppyhood, you know that puppies go through natural “fear stages” in which normal things that never bothered them before suddenly scare them into odd responses such as cowering or hiding. It could be noises or sudden movements or people that trigger the fear response. Or something as simple […]