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“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays, Wendell Berry [recommended] Monsters rose from scenes gone by And things once green lie down and die While hoary sighs from glaciers stream Mountains shiver in warming steam Bays, gulfs… Read More

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” Immaturity, George Bernard Shaw [The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays] We four, we fumbled our pas de quatre on river rocks in a faraway place of raging Hudson and an antique cloister. No escape from mutilation but for books and theater, old stories reborn, told in graceful moves and music… Read More

 I have arrived I am home in the here in the now I am solid I am free in the ultimate I dwell Thích Nhất Hạnh , excerpt from The Long Road Turns to Joy, A Guide to Walking Meditation Thích Nhất Hạnh is a world renown poet, peace activist and Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Monk. He is one of our heroes and this is a favorite poem. He was nominated for the Nobel… Read More

“Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.” Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons A NEW YEAR’S PLEA Lord, let me stand in the thick of the fight, Let me bear what I must without whining; Grant me the wisdom to do what is right, Though a… Read More