"The Earth is a sacred artifact that resonates with life.  We may see the Earth as being ill, but the Earth is a vital and superior organism.  The sickness we see in the World is a reflection of the sickness we feel in ourselves."  

ticks, ramps, and Audubon apps

So, Spring.  I feel like she's trying to arrive, but in fits and starts and places in between.  But I've been out and about, and there are indications of the liveliness of the foresty parts slowly unfolding.  A new development is that I purchased an Audubon app for my 'old' iPhone.  I recently upgraded, thank... Continue Reading →

The birds may sing their presence, the squirrels may chatter, and my breath may blow steadily across this landscape, but all of these songs and motions bespeak a profound silence, a deep collecting of all time where the songs, the words, and the breath hold still, cupped gently in the hands of God. This is... Continue Reading →

"The things that we love tell us what we are." - Thomas Merton - _______________________________ What is it then that you love? What is it that compels you? And does it compel you to goodness, to the bringing of some light into this world?  Or to the taking away, the hoarding and sequester of what... Continue Reading →

the eons spread out behind you, culminating in this, here, right now. This is not the trajectory of just my life, but that of all lives, all breezes, all seasons, so that I may sit, here, alone, waiting for the rain.

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