Author Archives: Sally Gerard

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?

Where I’m Going 18 January 2021

When it feels like I’m in a room with too many doors and I can’t seem to open any of them, I ask myself, “Where am I going? What do I need?” I need a list, a decision, a quiet … Continue reading

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Where I’ve Been 11 January 2021

Looking back to January 2020 and through the last year, it’s been rough in turn, but with beautiful explosions of wild flowers from high vistas. I’ve felt the hike on last year’s trail in the souls of my feet, in … Continue reading

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Wild Bells 30 December 2020

My sister posted this poem, written 150 years ago by Alfred Lord Tennyson. I was thinking that I long for those wild bells to ring out grief, sadness, depression, and bad attitude. To ring out name-calling and bullying and politics. … Continue reading

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The best Christmas gift

Originally posted on jpburgess:
The front of the 1965 Christmas card with all seven Prescott children. Cathy would have just celebrated her first birthday on December 7. I wrote a bit about those old family Christmas cards a few days…

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There’s Room for One More — jpburgess

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  All went to their own towns to be registered.  Joseph also went … Continue reading

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Celebrating Cathy 7 December 2020

Today we remember and celebrate our sister, Cathy. She was my little sister, but even though she was younger, she was my rock and my protector. We could look at each other and burst out laughing, unable to stop. She … Continue reading

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Contemplating Rabbits 27 November 2020

I find myself contemplating rabbits again. Each morning when I go out to feed, there are four adult rabbits that scamper out from under the small porch. I’m fairly certain that they meet each day, knowing my schedule, and discuss … Continue reading

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Vigilance 20 November 2020

She hadn’t noticed them there, under the small deck.  Walking out to feed the horses, the rosy glow of the cloud bellies drew the phone out of her jeans pocket to snap the photo. Good Morning make it a great day. … Continue reading

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Surprise Flight 13 November 2020

Lifted off his feet by the miniature donkey was humiliating enough. But landing six feet away in a pile of manure, well, there was nothing to be done about it now. The owner had just come around the corner. The … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction 11 November 2020

Twenty or so cows were wandering in the neighbors new wheat and in the corn stalks across the road. When it registered in her mind that these were some of the cows she was on her way to feed, in … Continue reading

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