The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

It’s Earth Day, and that has me thinking about the intimate encounters I’ve had with nature in my lifetime. I have swum with manatee, dolphins and stingrays. I briefly dated a guy who could imitate a barn owl so accurately that every owl in the region would respond to his call. He also taught me …

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For the beginning of this story, check out part one. No matter our circumstances, my mother never let it be a question in my mind that I’d be pursuing higher education. She wanted more for me than she ever had herself. I got scholarships and loans and grants and she helped me as much as …

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Ever since I wrote the blog entry about writing a bucket list https://theviewfromadrawbridge.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/a-living-breathing-bucket-list/, I’ve been kind of overwhelmed by the number of things I’ve longed to do but may never achieve. Last night it occurred to me that in some cases I might achieve my goals by simply asking. So occasionally on this blog, you’ll …

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As a bridgetender, I spend days, weeks, years looking at the same view. I’ve learned that sunrises are like snowflakes in that no two are alike. I’ve seen that many animals have a phenomenal inner clock, going about their routines on a daily basis at EXACTLY the same time. And even here in Florida where …

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