Harnessed to the Sled

January 21, 2010
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It wasn’t long ago that there was a creeping feeling sneaking in on me that I did not welcome at all. For two decades, Sanctuary had been my dream, and in more recent years, the dream was a living reality. But lately I subconsciously found myself experiencing much of the mechanics of making Sanctuary...

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Blessings

November 20, 2009
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It isn’t often that we get a run of great mid-autumn weather like we have enjoyed recently. I am in the Christmas tree business, and more often than not, we get wet at least for a portion of the harvest season. This year, it’s wall to wall sunshine, mild temps, light breezes. Even the...

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Acorns

May 1, 2009
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It was one of those classic spring days when the temperature started out cool, and climbed steadily all day. We started out in a light breeze, wearing light jackets, and by the time we got into the woods, the sun was shining stronger, the breeze was fairly blocked by the beech and maple trees,...

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Encounters with Winged Ones

May 1, 2009
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I cut my hunting teeth, so to speak, on going out in the fields in Ontario, New York, pursuing the Chinese ringneck pheasant. I was 14, and my Dad, about 40 years older, was my teacher and hunting partner, along with our mongrel dog, Wilbur, who had a natural nose on him. At that...

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Swamp Water

April 24, 2009
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I achieved one of my weekly goals today, getting out to my sacred spot for a bit. What a blessing to take a few moments on such a glorious spring day. These first really warm days each spring hold a special space that goes beyond warm temperatures and sunshine. There is something so renewing...

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A Good Question

March 30, 2009
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Yesterday I spent some time with my best friend, Chris, wandering about the sundance field. It was one of those days in early spring that is just giving strong hints of the warmer weather lying just ahead, but not quite here with us yet. Temperatures kept climbing all day, as did the wind, which...

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