Category Archives: writing and nature

For April 30, 2018: The Necessity for Stillness

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests … Continue reading

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For the Week of April 16, 2018: Practicing a Spirit of Gratitude

i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes… (From:  “i thank You God for … Continue reading

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For the Week of February 19, 2018: Making Time for Life

This is not a dress rehearsal…today is the only guarantee that you get… think of life as a terminal illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.–Anna Quindlen For … Continue reading

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For the Week of January 22, 2018: In Remission: Rediscovering the Ordinary

In the first session of my writing groups, members first introduce themselves by name and if they wish, the kind of cancer they are living with.  In every group, some happily declare their treatment is behind them.  They are “in … Continue reading

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For the Week of November 27, 2017: Embracing Winter’s Darkness

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. — Henry David Thoreau I have a habit of waking before dawn, a time when the house … Continue reading

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For the Week of October 23, 2017: On Healing: Embracing the Quiet in Our Lives

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests … Continue reading

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For the Week of August 27, 2017: Where Hope Resides

“My house sits on about 10-feet elevation so if the storm surge gets up to 12 feet it’s going to be a bit of a problem. If it’s 15 feet I’ll sit on the roof and surf my way into … Continue reading

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