Tag Archives: thoughts

The world’s best journal

I swear you will not regret starting this journal. Way back in 2006 I bought a small wire-bound journal with penned indecipherable cursive writing atop its ivory cover. Barry and I had experienced too many conversations that went like this: … Continue reading

Posted in January 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

Turn back time

Sometimes I want to turn back time and write a blog with the enthusiasm of 2009.  A time when blogging felt like the be-all end-all of the Universe.  To share about our Little House in the Big Woods!  To respond … Continue reading

Posted in January 2017 | Tagged , , , , , , | 51 Comments

I want to be that old woman.

I am reading a book these gray December afternoons, breathing in toward the poetic words and out toward my own life’s reflections.  It’s called  Wild Comfort:  The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore. It may not be allowed to … Continue reading

Posted in December, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Living as gift

I have been pondering the act of giving, and how we can live more as a gift to ourselves and others.  Instead of living in the commodity mode of exchange our culture fosters, how can I give of myself more … Continue reading

Posted in July 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

The medicine way

On June 10th the lupine theater played for a full house.  They perfumed, awed, and colored the landscape extraordinarily.  We onlookers gushed at their purple, pink and white symphony and deeply inhaled their essence.  Their lupine-ness shined superb; never were … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Unplugged

Three hours and twenty minutes ago a poplar tree smashed against electrical wires on our road, ousting electricity for everyone. The mothers, fathers and teenagers could no longer utilize their computers.  The kids lost access to iPads.  Toilets no longer … Continue reading

Posted in June 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments

Benediction of sunlight and lupines

Sunlight hummed its June song this morning, leaping up through branch after branch, attempting to climb higher and higher above the tallest poplar and maple and spruce trees. Sunlight beckoned me, too, c’mon lazybones, sleepyhead, upsy daisy, how about a … Continue reading

Posted in June 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments