Gimbling in the Wabe – Sometimes It Snows in April

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Since my plans for an original Gimbling in the Wabe went a bit off the rails this week, I’m taking advantage of this morning’s snow to dust off a former offering.  Even though today’s snow was nothing even remotely like what came down in 2013 (when this essay was first published), it nevertheless was honest to goodness snow, and this [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Gift to You

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I’ve posted this before, but it bears repeating, especially at this time of year. My father was a minister, and one of my fondest childhood memories was watching him conduct Christmas Eve services.  In lieu of a sermon, he often would read a story that would touch our hearts. This was one of his favorites [….]

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 – Karma in the Snow

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The Mighty Belle and I got busted the other day. My fault.  I know that letting your dog run free in a city park risks a $140 fine, which is why I take Belle to the licensed off-leash park every weekday.  But this was the weekend, and we needed a break from the routine.  Plus, [….]

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 – Sometimes It Snows in April

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Sometimes it snows in April Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad Sometimes I wish that life was never ending But all good things, they say, never last And all good things they say, never last And love, just isn’t love until it’s past Those lyrics are from Sometimes It Snows in April, a little [….]

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 [….]