The Well of Not Knowing: Until the Next Time

Last evening I was sitting in the shade under big maple branches. There was a lovely breeze floating through them, leaves dancing above me.   I was thinking about how to bookmark the writing about this well for now.   Over decades I have bought hundreds of non-fiction books.   I have bought most with…

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Friday Musing: What the Sky Is Teaching Me

There are spectacularly gorgeous patterns of all kinds in our lives. There are also the ones that want keep us tethered, that keep us going back even when it is time to let them go. When I am in a place of not knowing, the pattern of going to the same ways, places, resources or…

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The Well of Childhood

Ah, I know exactly what it is that drew me to this well this morning, a well where I could stay and dip for days. It is a well of true refreshment; it is refreshment I do not take lightly.   Walking the other night in my “new” old neighborhood, the scent reached me before…

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Dipping For Balance

It is always pure joy to remember my days teaching 3 -5 year olds, absolutely the best world in which to be. I hear their voices, and see their faces, expressions, and their gifts…still.   A common activity was to put one of the balance scales out with which they could experiment with various objects.…

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The Brook

There is something about water that captures me and pulls me in. It does not matter where it is or how large or small the expanse. It is what I feel and imagine in its presence. While I grew up in a city on the majestic Hudson River and still bask in its beauty when…

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Hills One Step At A Time

Hills… one step at a time… going up. A walker, not a runner, I have been challenging myself the last couple of months to complete the 2.7-mile path I love by completely jogging it…no stopping…my goal: by January 1, 2016. I have either been jogging the flat parts and stopping when I get to hills…

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Nature and Stillness Speak

I don’t know if “addicted” is quite the right word to describe how I feel about the trail I walk and jog but it is pretty close. I go as often as I can. It is open and I feel the wind at my back or at my front, depending on the day and the…

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