03: December 2018 Filed in: Personal
A.J.Gibson designed residential three-bedroom home with 1600 sq. ft. of living space, on ¾ lot, built 1908 in Missoula's University area.
Available January 1st 2019. Ideally located within walking distance to the University, Missoula downtown, the hip-strip, bus stops, and the river-trail system! No need to drive. A perfect fit for responsible; couple or small family (great school district), visiting faculty, graduate students or young professionals. The block is primarily owner-occupied with several young family households. This home is owner-managed with pride and has a detached studio in the back that is reserved for the owners. The house has three upstairs bedrooms each with a closet (the larger master bedroom has an attached sunroom porch), one recently remodeled bathroom and a partial basement with washer, dryer and a small freezer. Unfurnished with the exception of refrigerator, stove, freezer, piano and a few items of furniture. The sunroom upstairs makes a beautiful office or reading room. In addition to the kitchen, living room and dining room on the first floor, there is an organic garden, water filter, compost, fruit tree, BBQ, picnic table, and front and back porches. Front yard is fenced, back is partially fenced and shared with the detached studio. Rent includes garbage and recycling pickup and owner maintenance. Security and cleaning deposits with proof of renters insurance are required. Internet and cable are not provided. Twelve month lease. Lawn, tree, leaf and snow care-removal are required (or services arranged); the basic tools are supplied. Use of the organic garden and composting bins is optional. No sub-letting allowed without discussion/permission. Strictly no drugs, no smoking, no loud or disruptive activities or partying (e.g. 911 complaints). . . NO exceptions. Dog or cat with prior arrangement and pet deposit. For more information and to view please eMail Steven.
AND Meena the Cat lives here !
28: October 2017 Filed in: Personal
Saturday and in the early first light I go on an 8 mile run along the river stopping at the bend to watch the mist, I do the laundry, bring back a bounty of our ‘winter harvest’ vegetable share from the market, walk endlessly about with the cat on my shoulders in the afternoon sun, count the fallen leaves, pick a few remaining apples . . . YA) my life is burning with beauty.
“Beauty is something that burns the hand when you touch it.”
Yukio Mishima | Forbidden Colors
04: March 2017 Filed in: Personal
Saturday is laundry day and the blue sky said; ‘hang the cloths outside’. Running this morning was sloppy wet with all the melting but I did manage 8 miles. Last night the temperature remained above freezing so spring is indeed on the way. Lent began this week and so, once again, I’ll do forty days of running. I’ve also been re-reading Buddhist texts and deepening my practice. My legs and heart can use the effort of the running and likewise a deepening of my practice(s). Otherwise … it’s a quiet day at the Parsonage.
“I and all beings are of the same essential value.” Zhuang Zhou
13: February 2017 Filed in: Personal
Winter blue sky sun and a run. Just 12˚F but the RH must have been near the same as all parts of my body turned a delicate white. I didn’t use the cleats as the roads were clear but there was a lot of ice to watch out for. When you sweat as I do, run as I do … you need to do the laundry. And I do like running in color. Meena the Cat was out in the winter sun to supervise and look-see-smell-watch.
"There are crimes that no one would commit as an individual which he willingly and bravely commits when acting in the name of his society, because he has been (too easily) convinced that evil is entirely different when it is done 'for the common good.'" Thomas Merton
11: February 2017 Filed in: Personal
Laundry Day. Hanging the sheets in the cold dry winter blue sky sun warmer day. Meena the Cat asleep in the sun. I am wondering if I have a voice, what I can do, what difference I can make in this world ‽
“There is no difference between the Divine and the one who desires to see the Divine.” Papaji