Pass the feather, please

“Storytelling is the most ancient form of education. It is about the remembering, making, and sharing of images that bind together time, nature and people. Stories, like the sacred plants, are medicine and food come from the Earth. They remind us that we do not stand alone.  Through them, we live in the body of &hellip Continue reading »

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Between life and death

The robins called first; frantic, insistent.  I saw the tiger-coloured cat hunched by the edge of the lawn, mouth full.  As I moved toward it, the cat dropped its prize and ran down the driveway. A tiny chipmunk lay there, heaving. I picked him up, and looked him all over. Although there were scuff marks &hellip Continue reading »

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Patriotic love

It’s been a while. Between assimilating my Haiti trip, getting caught up on work, making presentations and workshops, and enjoying a stupendous vacation in the most beautiful province of Newfoundland, my hours have not been empty. But today is a day for relaxation and enjoyment. This morning, I have the house to myself, the sun &hellip Continue reading »

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Birds of a feather….

….fly together. It’s time to let your writing spirit take flight and spend time appreciating our great outdoors with other like-minded birds. Sussex Celebrates Nature event organizers have advised me that they are able to offer my June 2nd Write in Nature workshop free of charge. Yay! They have planned an entire day packed with &hellip Continue reading »

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After the wait…

Some days seem empty with the waiting. Hollow, like no one is home.   Something calls. A spring walk on the marsh looking not for what I can see, but what is waiting for me.   Just there… Waiting. So I sit and watch, my seat a twisted log by the river. A dog barks, &hellip Continue reading »

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  I look; morning to night I am never done with looking. Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around as though with your arms open. And thinking: maybe something will come, some shining coil of wind, or a few leaves from any old tree– they are all in this too. And now &hellip Continue reading »

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Into the desert

“We do not go into the desert to escape people but to learn how to find them; we do not leave them in order to have nothing more to do with them, but to find out the way to do them the most good.” ~Thomas Merton A number of years ago, we made several trips &hellip Continue reading »

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In the stillness

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.” ~Henri J. M. Nouwen~ It is early morning and over my left shoulder, the sky begins to blush with splashes of seashell pink behind the spruce peaks.  While I cannot see it &hellip Continue reading »

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