Gimbling in the Wabe – Winter and Reading

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The bulk of this Gimbling in the Wabe came from one I had posted three years ago; it’s also, I think, my favorite “winter” installment of this feature.  So, since I’m running short of time and inspiration this week, I thought I would run it again, albeit with a bit of adjustment from the original.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Those Perfect Moments

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Please indulge me if I repost a Gimbling in Wabe from back in 2012, but today is so beautiful, and the sunshine and birdsong are beckoning me to the porch, and life is so short… sitting down to write is simply impossible today.  But this one is pretty good, I think! ~ * ~ * [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Curling Up With a Good Book, Redoux

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This is a reworking of a Gimbling in the Wabe I wrote in back in 2013, but it felt especially relevant today as the temperature here took a nose dive.  The Mighty Belle and I still made it out to the Lake of the Isles, though!  I hope you’ll allow me a bit of indulgence [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Dogs and Books that Bind

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Of Dogs and Books that Bind It was pretty darned chilly at the off-leash dog park this morning.  The sky was overcast and a mean spitting of unexpected snow was pelleting those of us who were huddled near the picnic table as our dogs chased and romped, unconcerned with the elements.  “Colder than I expected,” [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Art of Going Slow

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The God of Frolic

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A few days ago, I took the Mighty Belle to a “new” off leash dog park.  It wasn’t new, truly, but it was new to us, located in an inner city park next to the downtown campus where my daughter attends classes, rather than on Minneapolis’ chain of lakes.  I’ve never taken Belle there for [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Best and the “Worst” of Winter Reading

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As promised, this Gimbling will take on two specific titles.  They have to do with my recommendations on books for winter reading.  Both are fantastic books.  One of them is my absolute favorite book to read when it’s cold and wintery outside.  The other one is a book that is so intense with snow and [….]

Gimbling In The Wabe – Curling Up With A Good Book

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It’s January up here in Minnesota, which means that it’s cold.  It’s almost always cold in Minnesota in January – if it’s not, there’s something wrong.  Most of us up here don’t mind the cold; we endure it, some of us embrace it, most of us hold it up like a badge of honor.  One [….]