The Hunt for Wisdom

The Hunt for Wisdom

“Pursue wisdom like a hunter, and lie in wait on her paths.” Ben Sira (Sirach 14:22) There is something primordial about hunting. In part, because we all need to find certain things—things that call for hunting of some kind. Hunting done well is always about life....
3 Keys to Intense Rest this Christmas

3 Keys to Intense Rest this Christmas

“All toil together and all rest together.” Virgil, Georgics Toiling together and resting together are two things we crave. These are the two main kinds of activity nature provides to join us with those we love. In these we enact our relationships and experience the...
Thinking about My Death

Thinking about My Death

The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death. I am old and move slowly, and the slower runner has overtaken me. Socrates, in Plato’s Apology Yesterday I was walking back to the house alone after...
Thanksgiving: A Time for Story-Telling

Thanksgiving: A Time for Story-Telling

“Come, rather,” then she said, “dear guest, and tell us From the beginning the Greek stratagems…” The room fell silent, and all eyes were on him, As Father Aeneas from his high couch began… Virgil, The Aeneid Each of us has stories: the stories that are chapters of...
Making Good Play Happen Today

Making Good Play Happen Today

“Happy hearts and happy faces, Happy play in grassy places— That was how, in ancient ages, Children grew to kings and sages.” Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses What sounds like a sweet childhood ditty in fact points to one of the most significant, and...

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