Author Archives: colleendown

The Makers

   They are most often conceived in that hour between morning and night, between light and dark, between rational and ecstasy. With a soft moan they spring forth from other dimensions where time, money, talent and energy are of no … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

“What on earth is going on in here?” I felt the words rising in my throat, as I walked through the front door. But at that moment, I didn’t even have the breath to carry them out of my mouth, … Continue reading

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Another New Years Day…

Today is a new moon and a new year, time to let go of the old and bring in the new. My tradition in recent years has been to look back and see what I have learned. This has been … Continue reading

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If I Could Do It All Again….

My muse finally reappeared this month. She was wearing a red, tailored suit with tennis shoes and holding a cigarette between her fingers in the exact same way my Grandma Bernie always did. Her smile and forthrightness broke down any … Continue reading

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Feeling Somber

I often spend time with a thesaurus, the way some people use their scriptures—looking for the right word, the right expression to describe how I am feeling. I look for a particular word to describe a moment or a memory … Continue reading

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Leaving the Inn–(for Zac, but really for me!)

Recently, Zac lost his job as an innkeeper.  I have felt his pain in a corner of my heart as he has said goodbye to friends and associates who have become like family. I have been moved by something deep … Continue reading

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To Market, To Market…..

One of my new “happy places” in Salt Lake City is the grocery store Trader Joe’s.  Trader Joe’s has been around for a long time in the surrounding states, but only recently came to our city, sans their famous wine. … Continue reading

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