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Wild Horses – Thundering Hoof Beats

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.   Mahatma Gandhi Please join countless others who have worked tirelessly to protect one of our last frontiers, one of our … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, My Beloved

Forty-five years ago today I married you, and you’ve  become my soul mate and partner, my best friend, my mentor and lover.   I was only eighteen, you were almost twenty-one. Young and in love, we embarked that day on … Continue reading

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Learning more about yoga

The Yoga Toolbox, by Jan Durga Ahlund My book review for The Yoga Toolbox, and interview with its author Jan Durga Ahlund,  just appeared  on The Minerva Institute website. Yoga has come and gone in my life over the years … Continue reading

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Jordan – Journey’s End

Jordan March 25, 1997 to March 30, 2012 Lay down Your sweet and weary head Night is falling You’ve come to journey’s end Sleep now And dream of the ones who came before They are calling From across the distant … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver – How has her poetry influenced you?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life. The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver I fell in love with Mary Oliver‘s poetry in 2010 while I was attending a writing workshop in … Continue reading

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Poetry and life

Life runs by so quickly and today I’m robbed of yet another precious hour.  I sit, South Carolina sunlight slanting softly through my shutters and wonder where another week has gone.  My faithful companion, Jordan lies at my feet, life … Continue reading

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Inspired by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things,  by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go … Continue reading

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What do I hear in the silence.

Pounding waves against the shore.  Wind in the palms.  Tree frogs’ forest symphony.  An owl hooting in the night, red shouldered hawks sharp cry in light. When I turn off  sounds of humanity, when I silence  technology ‘s roar what … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

The beginner’s mind is what we must all come back to every time we sit down and write.    Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones For weeks now I’ve struggled with my writing.  Each time I sat down to a … Continue reading

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Remembering Gunner

Pets come into our lives to show us how to live.   They teach us to live fully in the present moment and to cherish this one short precious life that we’ve been given.  They teach us what its like … Continue reading

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