The Way Things Go

July 15, 2010
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Five weeks ago as I was mowing the field behind our house, the engine seized up on my farm tractor. Now, this is not a hobby tool, but rather, one on which I rely very heavily for a multitude of tasks on my Christmas tree farms, as well as around the grounds at Sanctuary....

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Challenges

June 16, 2010
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I have often commented or thought to myself how blessed I am in my life. Mary and I have a nice home, room to roam, enough to eat and a multitude of great friends and family. So the shoe hit a little bit this spring. In early May, we got hit with a late...

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The Gift of Standing Tall

April 19, 2010
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We began in the way that we had been taught, the way our hearts directed us to. We offered some tobacco along with a prayer that these larch trees would be used in a good way, that we were grateful for the gift that these one legged were giving, that we were honored that...

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The Older I Get …

March 13, 2010
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I just attended another celebration of life for the father of a good friend. As I am growing a bit older with each passing of the seasons, I am also growing more aware of all that entails. Those of us who are blessed to remain healthy and get older must by definition remain here...

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A Visit With Serenity

February 27, 2010
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When I was blessed to take a naturalist training course called Kamana a decade or so back, the cornerstone of that event was visiting my “sacred spot” every day for a year. What I learned and saw over that year was amazing, and a strong testament to the folks who put together Kamana. In...

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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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