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Being Content to Miss Something

“We can only get rid of this anxiety by being content to miss something in almost everything we do. We cannot master everything, taste everything, understand everything, drain every experience to its last dregs.  [Thomas Merton No Man is an Island, quoted in Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life] In passing, I loiter…

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A Celebration of Simple Living, Nature, Gardening, Making by Hand and Reading

The country life I lead is rare, endangered, precious, worth appreciating. I am profoundly and constantly aware that the earth, our matrix, is damaged, apparently fatally.  For many, likely for most, the natural world is undeniably remote. And yet, my signature for my nature books, The View From Foley Mountain and A Wing in the…

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Who Do You Think You Are?

You see, the snappy sidebars common to many blogs—favorite piece of music, pet peeve, simply won’t work for me. There is very little in life that doesn’t interest me. My whole-hearted, lifelong pursuits are my writing, the natural world and my cherished family. That said, I need to add that I also play the piano,…