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Through a Lens of Belonging

This past weekend, I was blessed with the opportunity to lead – or I suppose it would be more accurate to say accompany – two young children on a walk through the woods.   We carried magnifying glasses so that we … Continue reading

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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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