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About leahrayanne

Autumn. Long conversations. Tea. People. Undisturbed land. Cooking. Literature. Teaching. Learning. Hiking. Travel. Laughter. Things built to last. Love. Home.

Thoughts about pretty.

Well, I haven’t written here in almost two years, but apparently 2am is the perfect time to pick back up where I left off.  If you haven’t kept up with my life any better than I keep up with my … Continue reading

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On going home.

Last night I got off the train automatically, looking forward to the cool evening breeze and the relative darkness of the streets of Montmartre.  In the Metro, with its stuffy heat and garish light, it is always day.  Breathing in … Continue reading

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Let’s be honest.

Krystle and I walked to a little place called The Neighborhood for breakfast this morning.  It had been recommended to us by Dr P and our cabby, so we decided it would be worth a try.  It was only three … Continue reading

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Where’s the tea?

16 May 2012 Could I just begin by saying I’m a little disappointed that I had to make it through my entire first day in England without a single spot of tea?  I’m not a very picky traveler, but of … Continue reading

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JFK.

May 13, 2012 I’ve been a pathetic excuse for a blogger recently.  Between working at TJ’s, substitute teaching, and a full course load at Ball State, I just haven’t found much time for writing.  But with a four-hour layover, I … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Mom.

Today is my mom’s twentieth anniversary.  But not her wedding anniversary.  It’s her cancer anniversary.  Twenty years ago today, my mom went to work promising my dad that she would go to the emergency room as soon as she got … Continue reading

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The world from a tire swing.

Charles and I decided to go to the Fort tonight to soak up the sunshine and relative warmth.  After a lovely hike, I enjoyed a tire swing while my man went to get the car.  Left alone for a few … Continue reading

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Now we have but one choice.

Autumn is losing steam.  Has anyone else noticed this?  This morning was bitterly cold, and the afternoon hasn’t been much better.  Now, I’ve always prided myself on appreciating all the seasons, not just the mild-mannered ones.  But this morning really … Continue reading

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I’m still here.

This one is for My Uncle Hoyt and Aunt Floy, probably my most faithful readers of all.  Thanks for begging me for more posts. This is going to have to be a quick post.  I need to be getting ready … Continue reading

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I’m not a grown-up.

I have a confession to make.  My last post makes me really sad.  It just seems like it must have been written by someone wholly resigned to reality—that is to say, it must have been written by a grown-up.  If … Continue reading

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