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Animals Community Cookie's Bliss Self Reliance

Chicken TV

“Chicken TV is keeping me sane,” she says, as we soak in that timeless world, mesmerized by their languid pecking and the occasional drop of a leaf.

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Animals Cookie's Bliss Happiness

Nature Freaks

Our nature cravings keep us on our toes, but as far as addictions go, I wouldn’t say this one is craven.

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Cookie's Bliss Food Happiness Walkaholic

Day 138: Forest Bathing

Happy Saturday! Bob and I are into our fourth month of social distancing. During the week he holes up in his office while I play the entitled retired housewife. I don’t identify as an extrovert, but social isolation is wearing me down. Most days I keep myself too busy to notice, but on some days […]

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Cookie's Bliss Our Life

Deep Water

I’m about to hand Arlo a flat of ginger off our back porch, when we hear the arrival of a FedEx truck. I bounce over in my shop towel mask and stand expectantly on the wet lawn. Bob told me it was coming, so I know what the driver is fishing for back there in […]

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Cookie's Bliss The Virus

The Hammer Dance, with Flowers

Week 12. I can tell from the traffic patterns that we’ve begun our dance with death. On May 8th, North Carolina cautiously began reopening, with limited access to retail and church services, and plans to venture into Phase 2 at the end of this week. I’m calling the reopening a dance based on an article […]