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Author Archives: Hank WSr.
We had a week or two of autumn here in the Pacific Northwest—the rains and wind started late, and we saw a bit of fall color before it blew apart and turned to mush. We’re no New England (New England … Continue reading
Happy Halloween! Remember to be careful of upside-down zombies today. And try not to stand too close to Hank. Don’t go in to any spooky barns. And pay attention to signs and wonders… Just remember to be nice to all the … Continue reading
The mighty Haggis Twins are again visiting Yank Uncle Hank! Winifred & Conan Haggis are back at the Ranch and looking for sport. They got some rather close shaves recently, and as a result they look a little silly. So … Continue reading
___________________________ To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. Phyllis Theroux
___________________________________________ Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. Edith Wharton
bellybutton eau hank’s summer freshness distilled inevitable ____________________________
_________________________________ All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien
One of Hank’s luckiest friends… ______________________________ Whatever you are doing, take the attitude of wanting it directly or indirectly to benefit others. Take the attitude of wanting it to increase your experience of kinship with your fellow beings. Pema Chödrön
For Hank, summer days run something like this: wake, yell, eat, burp, pee, poo, scratch, sniff, yell, sniff, yell, swim, swim, shake, sniff, roll, roll, sniff, swim, swim, shake, yell, roll, roll, scratch, pee, yell, eat, yell, pee, yell, yell, sleep. Which brings … Continue reading
Hank goes to a dinner party and meets new friends, including the escargot: __________________________________ Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps … Continue reading
_______________________________ “Green, Green is My Sister’s House” poem by Mary Oliver from her book, A Thousand Mornings (The Penguin Press, 2012).
This is a lucky post in the sense that it isn’t actually a 13th post, but a twelfth post. Hank feels a bit chagrined by this lapse, but he knows that almost every good post-er posting once per day will … Continue reading
Please consider these blooms tucked in an old rusty bucket and perched on your doorstep—oh-so-fancy like—with a love note from Hank and delivered by this Fairy Princess of the Ice Cream Cone: Happy Sunday, friends! _____________________ Home is the nicest word … Continue reading
What Hank found inside an old trunk recently: ________________________________ If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have … Continue reading
Back in the days when Hank knew his way around a sailboat (truthfully, there were probably three) he dutifully practiced his knots. Square knots, half-hitches, bowlines, cleat hitches, sheet bends, figure 8s, rolling hitches…you know da kine. The Ashley Book … Continue reading
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We’re not a rules bunch here at the House of Hank; we’re not a particularly law and order crowd. In fact, we rate ridiculously far over to the “EXCESSIVELY OUTGOING! EMPATHETIC! EASILY EXCITABLE!” side of the various Meyers/Briggs/Jungian/name-your-cult/insert-your-guru-here personality tests. … Continue reading
___________________________________ There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh