NATURAL RHYTHM

Go ahead. Rush around hither and yon to meet that deadline. Circled in red on your calendar, naturally, is the date December 25. Our world is now caught up in the special season of giving. In modern society that means, of course, doing even more shopping than normal. Run ragged

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VICTORY GARDEN EFFORTS

The days are shorter, the air a bit cooler and trees are starting to lose their leaves–signs that its time to bring out the flannels andsweaters and start thinking what to plant for the winter days ahead. This year we planted sweet potatoes and yams and were pleasantly surprised with

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GOING BACK TO NORMAL

Guess what? Life is already bouncing back to my normal routine, except in the area of the news. Not working in New York, not being a member of our Armed Services, and not having a job in the US Postal Service, I am more free to be my old self

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LIFE INTERRUPTED

Sometimes Life interrupts our daily routine, the way year after year we are kept running on autopilot. Sometimes Life rattles us with shockwaves to force us into a different state of awareness. Sometimes Life introduces us to unspeakable death, challenging us to turn a marginalized existence into a meaningful one.

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CHANGE OF THE SEASON

That cool, crisp feeling of fall is in the air. The long warm days of summer are coming to a close. Time to look forward to the fall and winter plantings. The summer crops are slowly winding down.  We have had a cooler than normal summer so the tomatoes, winter

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THE PATH GOING UPSTREAM

Can I stop it? Is it possible for me, one speck, one person, to do anything at all to halt the relentless, overpowering flow of the mighty river which is mainstream modern society? It has become more swift, more turbulent and, thus, more monstrous; and, now, with each passing day

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BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Summer is at its peak though it has been surprisingly cool.  The last of the corn, beans, peppers and tomatoes have been planted for a late summer harvest.    The summer harvest has been bountiful (See Facts & Stats).   Right now,  there are a lot of peaches to pick

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NEW BEGINNINGS

What has always been the hardest thing for me to do is to start over. Being settled in a way of life is like lying in bed under heavy blankets on a frigid winter’s morning. Who in their right mind wants to step out into the cold? And, when you

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SUMMER DAYS

The dog days of summer have begun. Our garden is in the ‘summer mode’ filled with beans, corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, berries, etc.     This year we grew some heirloom, Indian corn and they are growing well. One variety ‘Hopi Blue’ is over 9 feet high.   We are also

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CHASING THE WRONG RABBIT

Hours, days, years. A lot of time I have wasted. Some of it has been taken from me; some I have lost by chasing after the wrong rabbit. The most waste has resulted from a lack of real, positive direction. How can it be otherwise when my whole world is

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