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From Frost

I wanted to decipher messages left early this morning by the frost, so we set out as the sun was just coming up and in no hurry to dispel the layer of white fog we walked into. At the dog park Gracie wasn’t the least bit interested in what I was. She sniffed everything ahead of us and beside us,...

Still Imagining

As day broke in a blush of soft reds over Jackson farm this morning, the robins were finishing the morning song they had been singing since four am. Then the sun slowly rose between the vertical slats in the blinds. There have been so many moments of beauty in my life lately and I wanted to let all of them...

Go Into the Arena

Go into the arena that is your life and make a difference Better yet, be the difference, be the change you seek. Mahatma Gandhi and many others throughout history tell us That this is the only way to make the world better for everyone to live in. It is outrageous, I know, that it all comes down to us. I...

Following Jane Goodall

I set out walking alone in the woods and was barely beneath the trees when Jane Goodall appeared with her binoculars. Her hair was tied back, as usual, and she was looking upwards towards the canopy cover. She was fully engaged in what she was doing and I was content to stay steps behind her, observing and silent. Over the...

The Irish Way

Why not say yes to love in its many forms? I want to acknowledge all the signs of love around me since, in our time, so many sow seeds of hatred and indifference and tell us that “this is the way.” But I know the difference because it is full of colour and light and diversity fairness, justice, and inclusion...