On Essential Workers

On Essential Workers Much has been said of late about the importance and value of essential workers in our modern world. Certainly without the doctors...

Tree Tops

Everyone who has taken 8th grade science knows that trees drink in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Trees are terrific friends to us humans...

Will the Reeds Still Wave?

It was good to see the four painted turtles up on the old dilapidated dock. More boards were submerged than were above the surface, it...

Vulnerabilities and Blessings

Like so many folks today, I am trying to make some sort of sense of how the world has shifted below my feet. I’m no...

The Call

One advantage of growing up attending Catholic grammar school in the 50’s and 60’s was the push from the teachers to read books. Summer reading...

The Flickering Flame

I recently had an important phone conversation with a friend and teacher that I first met 27 years ago. We’ve traveled the journey of personal...

Kicking the Habit

It seemed like a good idea at that stage of his life. Many of his friends were smoking, and it made them seem grown up...

On Eldering

I was fortunate to stumble into an opportunity to discover what it means to be an elder in todays world. Being a long time member...

Loving Gaia

When I was a boy and then a teenager in the 50’s and 60’s, there was an attitude of “let’s save the birds because we...

Dumps and Things

Dumps and Things When I bought the farm where I live, there were several large piles of debris that had been dumped by previous owners....