If you stop seeing nature study as something to do, and start to live it as a way of life, those big moments you were searching for seem to happen all the time — effortlessly.
Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness – the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected. George MacDonald. This week we gained access to a third car which freed my schedule up considerably. Elsa, with her sisters in tow, can now follow her busy schedule […]
A few days ago, Dagne watched a duckling hatch. All night it labored to emerge from the egg, worrying at a small hole it made near the fat end. According to Dagne, he burst out on the world as a wet, floppy mess, much like we all do. By the time I arrived home and […]
Simplicity is standing in the driveway, holding Paul’s hand, waving as Elsa drives away on her own to hang out with her cousin. We looked at each other and wondered what it was all about. All those nights awake, nursing and diaper changes, first steps and first everythings … back in the days when I […]
This year, my word is simplicity. For the next 52 weeks, I’m going to simplify my life. I’ll shake out my heart, dust my soul and wash my spirit. I’ll scrub my dreams and polish my goals. The unnecessary and cumbersome items will have to go. The cherished and loved possessions will take a new […]
And now the forces marshaled around the concept of the group have declared a war of extermination on that preciousness, the mind of man. By disparagement, by starvation, by repressions, forced direction, and the stunning hammerblows of conditioning, the free, roving mind is being pursued, roped, blunted, drugged. It is a sad suicidal course our […]