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Midsummer, and the Living is Exciting
By this time most summers, I expect my living to be easy – keeping up with my correspondence, a blog here and
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Rabbit Nests
Now comes that time of year, midsummer approaching, when my sights turn from Niebuhrian incongruities, the capitalism/commons paradox and even
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Another Spring Poem
Coming a close second to Gerard Manley Hopkins’ spring poem I wrote about last week is e.e. cumming’s #65 (he had an anarchistic
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Spring Poem
I have always loved poetry, and I have always loved spring. Far and away my favorite poem in the world is Gerard
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Forest Bathing
Have you heard about Shinrin – the Japanese practice of forest bathing? I have always known that Japanese people like to saunter
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The Corporate Monster Under the Bed
When I was very little, I would wake in the middle of the night convinced that there was a monster under
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Tongue-tied in the Suburbs
One white person talking with another seems so insignificant amid the vast historic racism in the United States, but I
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Tyranny and Resistance; or, How I Spent My Winter
I am very honored to be asked to write for a sophisticated European online magazine,  Impakter.
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The Turning of the Year
In cold grey Michigan’s early February it was definitely winter, but my British nature sites were all tweeting away about
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Our Coyotes
It all began the first time I heard them calling back and forth to each other in the  northern Michigan
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Diddly-Pecking in the Day
“Where are Mom and Dad,” my daughters used to ask each other. “Oh, just diddly-pecking.”
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THE ROAD TO BEAVER MILL
On the front page of my web site I described Bethany leaping off a cliff into a gale. With the
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Cyber Panic!
Ordinarily, it is Turkey Panic that afflicts me at this time of year, but it was Cyber Panic that got
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MAPPING OUR WAY THROUGH THE DARKNESS
Last week we left Frodo walking fearfully toward the dread Land of Mordor. This week we find ourselves on a  perilous journey,
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And the Ring of Power Passes….
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s wonderful series, The Lord of the Rings, a little hobbit named Frodo carries the ring of power through all
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Election Making You Nervous?
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.” Does anyone remember this
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October
The Prairie Fellowship, a beloved Unitarian community that provided me in anchor in my peripatetic years, used to spend a weekend every October in the
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Ego, Eco, Pogo
“What am I going to do about my sister,” a friend of mine complained. “She thinks that God gave us
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Is it Too Late for a Green Economy?
“And was Jerusalem builded here/Among these dark Satanic mills?”  William Blake I think a lot about global warming and climate catastrophe
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What Farming Life Was Really Like
    Annis Pratt’s Review of Merrickville Days by elliewilson One of my former professors at the University of Wisconsin, now
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