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Foundations: Jetties – A Foundation for Life

1951 – Age2½ These rocks form jetties.  A jetty is “a pier or other structure projecting into a body of water to influence the current or tide or protect a harbor or shoreline”.  I cannot recall a childhood summer without … Continue reading

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The Garden: Coexist

So often, when we think of the creatures of the earth, we consider ourselves apart from all the rest.  There are humans, and then there are all the rest of the non-human animals in The Garden (whom we call simply … Continue reading

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The Garden: Mirrors

Nature is often used as a metaphor for the things that go on in our human lives. Children grow and “blossom” into adulthood, explosive anger is said to “erupt like a volcano”, every individual is “as unique as a snowflake”…  … Continue reading

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Sustenance: One Hour Slow

Over Memorial Day weekend, we stayed at a guesthouse in Leicester, NC.  The house was solar powered, completely off the grid.  Its water came from a spring-fed creek, delivered by gravity.  With a propane stove and refrigerator, all our needs … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Re-Wilding

I grew up in a large metropolitan city and, while I have always had an affinity for nature, I have never really had an appreciative connection with it.  I enjoy the feeling of grass beneath my feet, but I abhor … Continue reading

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Flight: The View From Above

For centuries, human beings have been intrigued by the prospect of flight; the desire to break free of the earth’s gravity and soar among the clouds (and eventually, beyond). We have invented numerous incarnations of flying machines to enable us … Continue reading

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Ecology: Everyday Miracles

Even on the most ordinary of days, the world is alive with everyday miracles.  That an acorn grows into an oak tree is a miracle.  That the tides of the earth’s oceans are reliant on the moon in outer space … Continue reading

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Ecology: Winter’s Grace

Reaching for White The sun rose on fields snow blown and misted ghostly swirls and dervishes. No fog this––– for fog simply lies. No–––this was living as it arched and twisted, fingering out to the road and reaching for me … Continue reading

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Ecology: Finding the Light

The physical and spiritual resources the earth provides are evident everywhere around us, but it is nature’s living example of growth and survival – it’s ability to sustain itself – from which we have much to learn.  Nature can be … Continue reading

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Ecology: Compassionate Connection

“We are the children of the Earth and not separate from the soil, the forests, the rivers, and the sky. We share the same destiny.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Much of Western society seems to have adopted the view that … Continue reading

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