Monthly Archives: October 2013

Paradise

  Paradise is the place of poets and artists. Paradise is the place that is at once lost and found. It is the Tahiti of a Gauguin painting. The sensuous kiss. It is the verdant swaying trees in a painting … Continue reading

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Heaven

Heaven, that mythical place barred by massive pearly gates guarded by a Saint who decides who’s in who’s out! Up! That is where it is at; ask any 7 year old where heaven is and the fingers and eyes point … Continue reading

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Heaven, Paradise, Eternity…

Heaven, Paradise and Eternity grouped together in a sentence evoke a vision of a timeless place were all needs are attended to and happiness prevails.  A place found in tales of romance and happily ever after. Soft edges and silken … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice Toward a Reawkening of Community

James Balog, in the documentary Chasing Ice, announces to all who have eyes, that glaciers are the “canary in the global coal mine”.  Once a climate skeptic, Balog has now committed himself to bearing witness to the demise of glaciers … Continue reading

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Efficient?

One of the issues that affect the land and the beings that inhabit the land within our Bioregion of the Delaware River Watershed is Fracking. Fracking is a method of extracting energy (oil and gas) from the earth. It has … Continue reading

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Our Neighbors

If I do not get up by ten after five (5:10a.m.)  McKaley our Golden retriever nudges her cold black nose under my arm, waking me to a new day. She somehow knows that I should be awake by then and … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven

Listen to my prayer, O God. Do not ignore my cry for help! Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.        My enemies shout at me, making loud and wicked threats.   They … Continue reading

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The Gift

“She’s mean, she’s always yelling at us.” Announces my daughter, regularly, when she gets home from school. “It is hard to be a bus driver.” I reply regularly. I think to myself – “Why wouldn’t she be, a bus full … Continue reading

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Until

The road is dusty and dry. Brambles reach out – catching hold – refusing to let go; Until I stop Completely Refusing to let go Until with deliberate effort I peer inside At the abundant life taking cover in the … Continue reading

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Falling

  Twenty-five years ago, John B. Cobb Jr. in speaking about the finitude of our planet likened our (then) current trajectory to a “train whose brakes have failed and which is rushing down a slope toward a broken bridge. We … Continue reading

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