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Snow Blind in the Sierras

Early in the morning I set off from Truckee, California, to make my way down the mountain from Donner’s Pass to Sacramento. This trip ranks right up there with one of the more reckless and foolhardy things I’ve done in my life. Right up there with hitching thousands of miles alone from West Africa to […]

Gratitude Short List for Thanksgiving

Here’s my gratitude short list: Mainly, grateful for continued connections with friends across the U.S. and all over the world. Continuity is sweet in a life on the move. How good it is to come back to Lake County…to see it’s beauties…and have friends who still want to see me. So often a move has […]

Revolving Loan Fund as Model…and Dedication for the Riehl Family who saved my father’s life and raised him up…from Erwin A. Thompson

My father, with typical generosity, is setting up a revolving loan fund at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. When I was growing up this was a girl’s school called “Monticello” and underneath its current layer there will always be this other layer for me…what I term the archeology of memory and emotion. […]