Rediscover the Ordinary This Spring

Rediscover the Ordinary This Spring

I am convinced that our most significant response to the challenges of our age will be in the most ordinary practices. I do not say the obvious but the ordinary. Ordinary is a great word; it means what pertains to the regular order. We live in a time when what used to...
Trees vs. the News

Trees vs. the News

“Trees were the temples of the gods, and, following old established ritual, country places even now dedicate an outstandingly tall tree to a god.” Pliny the Elder, Natural History What we find in the news and social media tends to frame much of what we think about...
Delight Among the Oak Leaves

Delight Among the Oak Leaves

“When the cuckoo’s song is first heard among the oak leaves to the delight of mortals throughout the wide earth.” Hesiod, Works and Days What brings delight to people, or not, can show much about those people. Here Hesiod writes of what in his experience brings...
That Tree is Alive!

That Tree is Alive!

“Of natural bodies some have life in them, others do not.” Aristotle, On the Soul     It seldom catches our attention. So easy is it for us to pass it by without noticing. That tree is alive. Choose the tree—it matters not which one: the specimen maple in...

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