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Taking thought for tomorrow – Lessons in making life meaningful from ants and firewood

I slept on the sofa last night in the place where I go to study and write sometimes because it was snowing.  Maybe its because I grew up where it never snowed; or because the smell of fir trees remind … Continue reading

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This one weird trick will change your life: Slow Down

The tree in the backyard is growing, relentlessly, powerfully, and slowly. Our children are growing, as we do too, slowly; imperceptibly every day. The meat in the crock pot is tenderizing; slowly. Our world, very much alive and changing all … Continue reading

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O the Places You’ll Go! The Wisdom of Embracing Life as Journey

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” I grew up living in “Cat in the Hat”, and by that I mean that rainy days were crazy days spent stuck … Continue reading

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2014: A Better Path by Adjusting Values: more or less

A new year is a blank piece of paper; a chance to stop and consider how to fine tune our investment in the one wild and precious life that we’ve been given.  The “unexamined life is not worth living” is … Continue reading

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Recovering the Body before its completely dead.

A little while ago I posted a piece about “the end of sex” as we know it, referencing an article about the dramatically diminishing sex lives of Japanese young people, as the joy of human contact is displaced by virtual … Continue reading

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Embodiment Part One: Getting out of our heads and off of our phones.

6AM – The alarm goes off and it needs to, even for morning people at this time of year.  Autumn in northern latitudes means every day the sun sleeps in a little longer, the morning air’s a little colder, and … Continue reading

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Walking Carefully: The Context changes the focus

“Be careful how you walk” is what Paul wrote to the Ephesians, and a Labor Day weekend filled with walking of every sort makes the corollary truth clear too:  Different terrain calls for different ways of walking.  This is vitally … Continue reading

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Edelweiss: walking in danger without fear

My friend who recently died in Austria was more than a friend.  He was a mentor to each my children.  Kristi Dahlstrom’s reflections on living amidst danger without fear, learned in the Alps, are worth reading; absorbing; sharing. …Because teachers … Continue reading

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