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Nature Writer Edwin Way Teale

In the tumultuous years after I left the beloved small woods where I grew up, I moved to the city for university, fell in love, married, and had two sons. In seven years we moved seven times, briefly experiencing both … Continue reading

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The Notebooks

The horror of that moment,” the King went on, “I shall never, never forget!” “You will, though,” the Queen said, “if you don’t make a memorandum of it.”   And yes, like Alice Through the Looking Glass’ White King, I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What If?

Let me confess. I started out with an aversion to Twitter. Excellent for political causes, I thought sniffily, but used by far too many to blather on about very little. Very quickly I filed this platform under “general time wasting”. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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