Monthly Archives: December 2011

My First Encounter with The Littlest Angel

The audience looked up expectantly to the stage in the auditorium dining room. I stood there, knees knocking, stage fright making me close to speechless (a rare occurrence as my friends can affirm). Regardless, this was my debut public speaking … Continue reading

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The Essence of a Place of Belonging

A place of belonging is where the soul finds comfort. I refer to the belonging that is characterized by our connection to the earth, and our willingness to accept and negotiate everything that Nature offers, and teaches, in its full … Continue reading

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The Zen of Lighting a Woodstove

Yesterday was one of those days. You know the kind of day I mean, when Murphy shows up, uninvited, and stays for the whole day – the infamous Murphy of Murphy’s Law. Such visitations call upon our resourcefulness, to determine … Continue reading

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The Gift of Being Alive

Nothing is more glorious than waking to a winter wonderland in the countryside. Ice and snow sparkle like jewels in the morning sunlight on the trees and bushes, the land blanketed with snow. Working at my desk, in a century-old … Continue reading

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