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Red Rock Canyon Park, a fifteen minute drive, we really do live in paradise. The post Sunday Morning Hike appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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Man From Reno – A lonely writer gets involved with a mysterious stranger, diving down a noir-style rabbit hole she could have written herself. Full of surprises! Pretend We’re Kissing – An insecure guy falls hard for a woman he meets at a concert. Sparks and pops and fizz. A true-to-life portrayal of h

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So hope for a great sea-change On the far side of revenge. Believe that further shore Is reachable from here. Believe in miracles And cures and healing wells. Seamus Heaney   The post Miracle appeared first on

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For Troy Who is laying his child to rest today Bright and beautiful and kind Runner, reader, friend All but twenty-one. My meager arms are as big and wide as Texas, Embracing you from afar. Sending love, hope, and comfort – Mere drops to your ocean of grief. The post

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Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Maya Angelou The post Practice appeared first on Under a Red R

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F A V O R I T E S across the street for Alan soft Oregon Grape Denver Michael? sand lily Sunday hike with our dear friend, Jeff. Not pictured: Juniper in her backpack! interesting A lovely end… The post A Fine Weekend appeared first

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Happy Friday! The post Greetings from Spaceship Earth appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Michel de Montaigne The post Sign appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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At last, as I hoped, we received our best snow well into spring, two storms in one week, beautifully blanketing the land, finally whitening our most revered neighbor, and sending Juni B. into paroxysms of glee! I, this morning, with remnants of meals past, made a most delicious bread pudding, not quite in celebration, b

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Sunday with our favorite neighbors to celebrate two birthdays, age four and five. Woot! The post Little Birthday appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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A lovely Portland morning, me and Juni B. up and roaming, every sound hushed under the weight of the mist. Every scent heightened, the new leaves, the dry flaxen grass, the unfortunate rabbit killed under the tree of the top photo, forefoot and tail and fluff in the underbrush and Juniper whimpering to please investiga

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What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do? Ralph Ellison The post Lost appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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So maybe this IS turning into a doggy blog. Seriously. Look at her, like she was posing in her new backpack, but really only eager to go, go, go. When we adopted Ms. Juni B., we told the rescue we wanted a medium to low energy dog, because, though it may not seem so right […] The post

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A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn’t always say ‘just […]

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I see, Rob. I see Rob. Old pals. Up early and and late, late, late. A delinquent blog poster. Yup. This was our super fun Saturday the 11th. Fluid day it was, waking to blue bird skies and thinking we would embark on a mountain view filled hike near Boulder, Juniper bedecked in a brand new […] The post

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I want to feel both the beauty and the pain of the age we are living in. I want to survive my life without becoming numb. I want to speak and comprehend words of wounding without having these words become the landscape where I dwell. I want to possess a light touch that can elevate […] The post

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Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. Miranda July The post

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You may be wondering if this is going to turn into a doggie blog. It might rabbit, it just might. Nah. That said, we are in serious doggie mode here. Our schedule has been upended, with us more regimented, rising earlier, so we can get at least an hour walk in every day, though Juniper […] The post

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Look at our girl, the sweetest and most cuddly badass in the land! We worried that she and Jimbo wouldn’t like each other, but much to our delight, they were fast friends, playing like old pals within minutes. Though he has the endurance of a Husky and is forty pounds heavier, they are pretty evenly matched. [R

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There is nothing that I so greatly admire as purposefulness. I have an enormous respect for people who know exactly what they are doing and where they are going. Such people are compact and integrated. They have clear edges. They give an impression of invulnerability and balance, and I wish I were one of them. […]

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Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you. David Foster Wallace The post Teach appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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We love you, Juniper Beulah!   The post Puppy Love appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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Whenever she felt besieged by doubts, she would think of herself as standing valiantly alone, as almost heroic, so as to squash her uncertainty. Chimamanda Ngozi The post Valiantly appeared first on

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Say hello to our new girl! We have been wanting a dog for a while, but with all the work on the house and feeling like we needed a bit of down time, we thought we would wait a bit. But the stars had other ideas. I saw her sweet face online (L.O.L.A.’s Rescue) and […] The post

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The small man builds cages for everyone he knows… While the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, keeps dropping keys all night long for the beautiful rowdy prisoners. Hafiz The post Moon appeared first on

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Colorado Springs lay shrouded in fog the whole of the day yesterday, with whimsical wisps of snow falling here and there. I wish I could have been a bird soaring over the frosted flake tree tops. This will have to do. And this? It is on in the basement, peeps. New floor installation begins in t-minus […] Th

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. Douglas Adams The post This City appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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Hello! Welcome to our tiny bathroom. It’s been done for a while but I am just getting around to taking pictures. At 5′ x 6.5′, there isn’t a whole lot to show, at least space wise, and, as a result, we have kept it very minimalist, no cabinets, no shelving. Luckily, should you be worried about [&

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Up above the city, spikes on ice, reveling in silent communion, two friends (my pal Phoebe and me) happy to be out of the thick of it and into the pines, blue sky, scent of cedar and snow. There were minutes we listened, not a bird, not a breeze, not a single sound. Then juncos, crows, […] The post

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This morning I awoke with a hiking itch to scratch. Luckily the hubster is almost always game for adventure, so we hopped out of bed and dashed out the door, whiz-bang, and fifteen minutes later arrived here. How privileged are we to live in a place filled with such jaw-dropping natural beauty?! The Garden of The Gods

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