Author Archives: ChainThree

About ChainThree

I am a daughter, sister, wife and aunt who has always loved a good yarn.

Double Book Review: The Great Gatsby and No One Is Coming to Save Us

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald My personal rating: 4 out of 5 My three sentence synopsis: In the 1920s, Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest city where his family has been prominent for three generations and sets out to … Continue reading

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Re-imagine What’s Possible

For as long as I can remember, every autumn in our backyard the dogwood tree colors itself burgundy. With a red so deep mottled with a darker green and set with bright dogberries, the branches seem better suited for Christmas … Continue reading

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Early Autumn

Early autumn in the garden Hot, but no longer oppressive Summer plants Still alive, but haggard Green, but no longer glorious Autumn plants Gaining their vestments But not yet crowned Transforming, and not yet radiant The breeze stirs the leaves, … Continue reading

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Advice from a Solo Hike

Last Saturday I succeeded in accomplishing one of my 2018 goals: Do at least two out of town hikes, with one of those being at least eight miles long. It ended up being a solo hike and I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Captain’s Honors for 2017

I was reviewing the list of books that I’ve read so far this year and getting excited about some of the possibilities for Captain’s Honors for 2018, when I suddenly realized–I hadn’t made awards for 2017! So this post is … Continue reading

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The Church of Watching the River Flow By

Warm peppermint tea, Cool breeze, expanding sunbeams Expel dream’s stupor. Haiku by Jennifer Kay We went on vacation a few weeks ago. By the end of the week, we had quite the tally of fun activities: visiting with friends we … Continue reading

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Annuals and Perennials

My flower bed (if you can call the weedy strip of earth along the sidewalk by that name) is planted with over two dozen daffodil bulbs. These have never failed to bloom for me. Even after being tricked into sprouting … Continue reading

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