Author Archive: tkscovill

Beach Buggy Trial Run

July 16-19, 2021, first “vacation” in over a year. I’ve been trying to get this out for over a week now. It’s too long, I know. And for anyone who has already heard the details, it’s old news. But it’s a record of yet another Beach Buggy Adventure. Simplicity? There were moments…. Day 1: The …

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The River Can Wait

ontheroadtosimplicityUncategorized  February 20, 2020 1 Minute And the solid, straight path eventually led to a small boat on a calm river. But, what lies beyond that cloud in the distance? Solid ground. That’s my thing. Hands, and feet, in and on the earth. Rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls, and the ocean are treasures for my imagination. But, when …

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Saying nothing, says a lot

For the third time since I was coerced into “joining” Facebook, I’m quitting. Probably not forever, but, for now. Because “now” is all we really have, I’ve decide to deepen the spiritual path that I’m on. Of course, being in this haphazard quarantine has given us all time to reflect on what we truly need …

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Everyday changes. And Every Day changes.

I have been keeping a list of things that have changed since we’ve been staying home, avoiding exposure to the Coronavirus. I have divided my list into two categories: less and more. Less: driving, spending, interacting, dirty clothes, using less toilet paper because we have to conserve what’s in the cabinet; less going and getting, …

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Why Haven’t I BeenWriting?

Every day I ask myself, “Why haven’t I been writing?” I’ve been home mostly. With this quarantine and the ever-present fear of “being infected,” I should have time to write. I know I have ideas and inspirations. In fact, it feels like I am inspired fairly constantly these days. So, why haven’t I been writing? …

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Today's Image of Simplicity

Being socially distant comes easier for some than others. I like being alone, mostly. I enjoy silence. I find crowds to be overwhelming, mostly. I figure, if this five day old baby can sleep peacefully in the middle of a field surrounded by humans with cell phones and cameras, then surely I can find that …

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Now what?

So, now I am staring into that vast open field toward the horizon, only waving grass and blue sky in front of me. It’s amazingly peaceful, yet also frightening to not know what is coming next. Writing, yes. Yoga, of course. Gardening, till it gets too cold. Traveling, yes, even when it gets too cold. …

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Simplicity, Revisited

Simplicity. In the seven years since I started this blog, I have concluded that: 1. Simplicity is not a place. It is a mindset. 2. Simplicity appears, then disappears. 3. It is worth finding again and again. I’ve been missing this theme. We are no longer “on the road,” and because we are settled and …

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Expanding and Contracting

Something happens when a loved one dies. Those who are left either wake up or go deeper to sleep. I woke up, again. I realized that, in honor of my mother’s life as a passionate writer, I need to get serious about my own writing. She always encouraged me, even when she disagreed with what …

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My Own Personal Baggage

One thing that happened to me and my brothers in the last few months is that we all agree that we don’t want to leave our children with so much stuff. It has been a lot of work. We have given up most of our weekends to manage this job and we all walked away …

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