Monthly Archives: May 2012

The beauty of the world

I have a favorite spot in the woods where I go every spring to see the blooming of the fairy slipper orchids. I don’t have to walk very far off  a well-worn path that wanders down through the salal bushes … Continue reading

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The tools of my trade

A lot of my day revolves around the kitchen table, really. (And this is ironic, I suppose, because I don’t even have an actual kitchen table at the moment!) But you know what I mean. A good many hours of … Continue reading

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Canadian Lulla-bye

Global warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar … Continue reading

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We burn as bright as comets

We burn as bright as comets across the nighttime sky. And oncoming behind us is this infinite stream of junk and debris, as inevitable and persistent as the heavenly bodies. In my lifetime the population of the world has gone … Continue reading

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In the orbit of the moon

I have sometimes seen the moon rise high into the night sky, so sharp and so clear, that the air vibrates with brilliance like shards of crystal tinkling all around. And the ocean glitters like a shattered mirror. But this … Continue reading

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The conscious community

“Perhaps the greatest threat to freedom and democracy in the world today comes from the formation of unholy alliances between government and business. … The outward appearances of the democratic process are observed, but the powers of the state are … Continue reading

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