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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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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