July 4, 2011

click here for larger image SECOND GROWTH REDWOODS   . . . from the redwood forest . . .   I posted this two years ago, and it is still the way I feel about our country! Enjoy this RE-post and Happy Fourth of July, 2011! Who among us doesn’t remember singing along and feeling […]

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Season of Light

December 5, 2010

During the month of December, there are many celebrations from various cultures, faiths, and events to remember. Many of these are linked to the winter solstice, which has been celebrated throughout history as the “rebirth of the sun.” The natural rotation of the earth was not known in earlier times, so the shortest day of […]

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Seven-Link Challenge

July 18, 2010

One of the blogs about blogging I read is ProBlogger. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? This week, there was a challenge to respond to seven categories. I decided to take part, mostly because it requires some thinking about my posts in the past and where I’d like to go in the future. Here are the […]

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Our Little Battles

July 4, 2010

  July 4 is our day to party. We grill out, drink and eat too much, then look for the best place to watch the excitement in the sky. Even our National Anthem glorifies the “rockets’ red glare.” Our view of war is that of Major Battles, usually taking place “out there.” Yet we have […]

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Rollright Stones

December 21, 2009

  Stones – or rocks – have an interesting background. Many myths talk about the petra genetrix, or the Motherstone, that births heroes and saviors. The stony deserts of the Middle East have been called the “Gardens of Allah.” On a recent trip through the Cotswold region of England, I was impressed with the mythology […]

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“This land is our land . . .”

July 4, 2009

click here for larger image SECOND GROWTH REDWOODS   . . . from the redwood forest . . .   Who among us doesn’t remember singing along and feeling proud of our countryside? It was an era of protesting the educational system, the government, the war, the “establishment” in general, and anything else we could […]

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How Do You Dance Your Life?

November 30, 2008

Some of you may know that not only am I a gardener and a college psychology instructor, but I am a retired United Methodist minister. When I served a church in Tucson AZ, many of the funerals I conducted were victims of AIDS. Because of my close connection with this population in my church, I […]

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