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Keep your eye open for impossibility today.  Miracles surround us…

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I’ve said it once; I’ll say it sixteen thousand more times.  (OK, maybe this is the last time.) Beware of our human tendency to label. Beware of our mind’s propensity to take a huge complex revolving globe filled with rainbow … Continue reading

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Yin/Yang and in pajamas ’til noon

Good Tuesday morning to everyone from our Little House in the Big Woods, one-quarter mile from the lapping waves of Lake Superior.  The autumn colorful show ends quietly; a few green and yellow and red leaves still flap on branches, … Continue reading

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No goose soup for us tonight.

Gunshots down by the bay. Hunters taking careful aim at Canada geese.  Goose soup tonight, perhaps? I prefer to glimpse them flying overhead, winging south, honking loudly, taking turns at the tip of their “V” formation, letting their fellow travelers rest … Continue reading

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How to meditate. I mean–How to Can Tomatoes.

Dear Would-be Meditators:  I am going to teach you to meditate. You can, instead, read spiritual books and discover the proper methods.  (They will tell you to sit cross-legged or comfortably on a straight chair and watch yourself breathe in … Continue reading

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“Ye shall love the onion as yourself. Everything else, too.”

Today dawns the onion harvest, the pulling of white and red and yellow onion globes out of their earth-home.  Their green stems drooped upon the ground earlier this week, fallen over from lack of rain or the sun’s silent command. … Continue reading

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Is your sink half-full or half-empty?


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Wandering the foggy shore of southern California the morning after the tsunami hit Japan

 Across the wide and salty ocean from California, past lush tropical islands and craggy rocks, past whales surfacing to blow water toward the sky, past dolphin pods arching and leaping, past underwater schools of colorful fish, past reefs of coral, … Continue reading

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“Speak to us of Reason and Passion.”

Reason and Passion~~by Khalil Gibran “And the priestess spoke again and said: “Speak to us of Reason and Passion.” And he answered saying: Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion … Continue reading

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Dance of river and ice

The river prepares to abandon its surface fluidity, its motion, its never-ceasing flow. It prepares to bed down for the winter in underwater streams.  It pulls its cover of snow and ice over ceaseless movement and abandons deeper into itself. We can learn … Continue reading

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