Category Archives: Home and Away

Sweet Home

The first thing I¬†noticed when I pulled into the driveway Sunday night¬†were the pole beans. Barely a foot tall when I left for Europe five weeks ago, now they tower above my head, vines cresting over the top of their … Continue reading

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A Long, Long Way From Home

I stood on the uneven cobblestones of a Prague sidewalk, looked at the shut face of an ornately carved wooden door and began to cry. The vegetable market was closed. The market where, on my way to a lecture two … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Farm

The sun rose bright over the eastern tree line Sunday morning, its light glinting off the dew-hung grass. The wind was soft, the sky blue, but my walk through the fields was bittersweet, for I was saying goodbye. Not a … Continue reading

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