D. Pat Thomas

Writer, Yoga Teacher, Lover of Things Outdoors

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Musings, author interviews, book reviews etc,: a platform for writers to exhange ideas.

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Coming Out

Posted by Pat on April 14, 2021 at 9:20 PM

For the first time in a year, I was able to socialize with friends this week: have dinner, sip wine, pet the cat or dog together, giggle and hoot, chat, play board games – all without masks on. Such a joy to once again see the faces of my friends, to take in the curve of their lips as they smile and laugh, to hear their words, clear and unmuffled. Such a long, long time it’s been.

Experiencing the closeness of people...

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Bye Bye Winter

Posted by Pat on April 11, 2021 at 5:25 PM

Here in Park City, Utah, the slopes are still open but the weather is way too warm (66 degrees today!), and the gushy snow is melting fast. It's sad, saying goodbye to the thrill of zipping down a mountain to the sound of crunching snow, but it's also a time brimming with new promises: campfires, mountain trails, rock climbing, cooking on the grill, lengthening days of warmth and sunshine. The trick is t...

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EPIC FLIGHT TO DALLAS

Posted by Pat on November 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM

It was bad enough that the flight left at 6 am; I had to set my alarm for 3:45. Turned out that was the easy part.


I shuffled down the aisle to my seat, only to find it was occupied by an adorable little girl about four years old, whose twin two-year-old sisters had the middle and window seats. “Would you mind if they all sat together?” asked a slender brunette across the aisle from them.

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VIBRANT COLORS AND JOHNNY WORTHEN

Posted by Pat on November 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM

JOHNNY WORTHEN grew up in the high desert snows and warm summer winds of the Wasatch Mountains. He graduated with a B.A. in English, minor in Classics and a Master's in American Studies from the University of Utah. After a series of businesses and adventures, including years abroad and running his own bakery, Johnny found himself drawn to the only thing he ever wanted to do -- write. And write he does. Well versed in modern literary criticism and cultur...

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