spiritual trust

Nov/13 By

                  “You [God]  are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps

photo friday: abundance

Nov/8 By

Halloween always feels to me like the kick-off to a season of abundance which lasts until Christmas is over. The abundance train is picking up speed now and will reach

lest I should be old-fashioned

Oct/30 By

  The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry’s cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf,

photo friday: complicated

Oct/25 By

My photos this week are from another recent trip to North Carolina. They are not complicated photos. On the contrary, they reflect my desire to grasp simplicity and escape from

nothing that didn’t sound illusory

Oct/16 By

The Kite By Judith Beveridge Today I watched a boy fly his kite. It didn’t crackle in the wind – but gave out a barely perceptible hum. At a certain

photo friday: pale

Oct/11 By

Big O, little o– forming letters with blocks. I think of fall as the opposite of pale; it is saturated with earthy colors and the sun can still shine very

banned books, broken computers

Oct/2 By

In the Reading Room By David Ferry Alone in the library room, even when others Are there in the room, alone, except for themselves: There is the illusion of peace;

tracing a dark continent

tracing a dark continent

Sep/9 By

Gathering Leaves in Grade School by Judith Harris They were smooth ovals,    and some the shade of potatoes—    some had been moth-eaten    or spotted, the maples    were starched, and crackled   

between yesterday and today

between yesterday and today

Aug/18 By

NATURE CHANGES AT THE SPEED OF LIFE . . . By Kathleen Raine Nature changes at the speed of lifeFrom moment to moment, so that all,Bird, leaf and tree seem

let’s go live in a tree house

let’s go live in a tree house

Jul/21 By

During the first half of July we traveled to Tennessee and then the Blue Ridge Mountains/foothills of North Carolina, my favorite place since childhood. As we were traveling there I