#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for December, 2006

Early Morning Snow

Sadie and Bernice, being Arizona dogs, are mystified by snow. It’s fun to watch them trying to figure out what that white stuff is–has the sky broken? Did the clouds shatter into soft, glistening shards? What’s up and why is it coming down?

Dog thoughts. Sadie actually thinks of little, I suspect, beyond food and grabbing every opportunity to kiss people. She has the sweet, trusting nature of an innocent saint. The Yorkie, Bernice, likes to investigate everything–she’s a hall monitor at heart, and something of a tattletale. If the cats tussle, she referrees, and usually ‘flats’ one of them.

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Dawn

Dawn is glowing in the eastern sky, pinky orange, as I write this, sitting at my kitchen table. A few of the pine tops are visible, like dark etchings. The coffee’s on, the dogs and cats have been outside, and I’m about to settle down to my journaling. I’ve written Morning Pages for years, and for the past several, I’ve journaled my prayers as well. It will be cold in Spokane today, but probably clear. We’re hoping for a white Christmas, but you never know.

For me, Christmas happens in the heart, at many and varied times of the year,

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From the end of the Civil War until 1890, some 10 million head of cattle were driven from Texas to Kansas.

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