Category Archives: Nature

April 29–Nature: The Power of Sh*t

I admit that the title was a cheap sh*t and an attempt to get your attention.  I want to talk about a compost bin that we once had in our backyard.  Something happened there that I know happens in most … Continue reading

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April 27–Nature: Default Bias

“We were all standing outside when the contamination fell.”  So says Verna Myers in her powerful TED talk, How to overcome our biases?  Walk toward them!  She uses the metaphor in response to data showing that Americans prefer “white.”  When tested, … Continue reading

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April 26–Nature: The Bathroom

There is nothing more natural than the urge to go relieve oneself.  In more polite terms we call it the urge to go to the bathroom.  Most of us have the privilege of taking that urge and the immediate location … Continue reading

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April 25–Nature: Expectations

I spent the better part of two hours recently visiting a panel discussion sponsored by the Johns Creek PFLAG entitled: Understanding Transgender Issues.  With 50 families with transgender members, this one chapter of PFLAG has had to create a subsection of … Continue reading

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April 24-Nature: You Are Welcome Here!

The previous owners of my home put much effort into creating beautiful gardens and landscaping. One of my favorite spaces they created is one they called The Blue Garden. Another is The White Garden. Each of these spaces has bushes, … Continue reading

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April 21–Nature: On Loan

“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Native American Proverb Let’s … Continue reading

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April 20–Nature: Get Out There!

It is spring and the season of warmth, wind and yard work has arrived. For me it is the season of digging and seeding and moving plants from one area to another. I am gardening, engaged in what Father Thomas … Continue reading

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April 19–Nature: Yes, The Earth Speaks

Yes the Earth speaks, but only to those who can hear with their hearts. It speaks in a thousand small ways, but like our lovers and families and friends, it often sends it messages without words. For you see, the … Continue reading

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April 18–Nature: Worship?

“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.” Hubert Reeves, Astrophysicist Perhaps these words of Reeves are provocative.  Perhaps not. Theologies … Continue reading

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April 14–Nature: The Mirror

“It’s not my nature to yell!” I found myself saying to another person.  The tenor and volume of my voice probably qualified very nearly for yelling.  I was, if I’m being honest, angry about being yelled at–or at least feeling … Continue reading

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