Category Archives: Musings

Chestnut Harvest

My Chinese Chestnut tree is finally beginning to bear a good amount of nuts. After a few frosty nights, about half of the nuts have fallen to the ground; the other half is still clinging to the tree. I collected … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

May your glass always be at least half full. May it be filled with nourishment when you are thirsty, something refreshing when you are hot, something warming when you are cold. May you give what you don’t need to another. … Continue reading

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Transformation by Fire

In ancient times, fire must have been a deeply mysterious and awe-inspiring force to us humans. It was flung from the skies in the form of lightning. It erupted from the innards of mountains and became a glowing lava river … Continue reading

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Transcripts of Gratitude

I kept a Gratitude Jar last year. Whenever I thought of something I was grateful for I wrote it on a slip of paper and dropped it in the jar. About midway through the year, I stopped. I don’t know … Continue reading

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This Time of Year

This time of year, late fall transitioning into early winter, is my least favorite time of year. Trees have shed their leaves and draw inward with just their skeleton trunk and branches remaining. I miss the leaves and their whispers … Continue reading

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