Tide Turning?

Some days it seems like the ancestors are in a heap of trouble. And some days it seems like the tide just might be turning. Witness the closure of North Atlantic cod fisheries yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Fishing for cod will be off limits at least for the next 6 months. […]

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Lessons From Teeth

Teeth can be pesky. There can be too many of them to fit your mouth. They can come in wrong. They can become inflected. Sometimes they even fall out. Witness a teething child and you know the problem with teeth—and this is only the beginning. Where did these pesky and yet these oh so amazing, […]

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Gold Nor Rust

Gold Nor Rust Messenger bird scanning the valley floor alive am I Messenger bird scanning the forest floor left then right straight ahead left again Alive am I wind rustles and whispers Messenger bird twelve guiding feathers rust and gold gold nor rust Alive am I   © wcj  11.04.2014 Share this:

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Unexpected Visitor

Unexpected Visitor In a far, far away distance an Ancient Tree, a Teacher, awaits a long anticipated and long overdo visit. A life altering fog had crept in, into the minds of far too many, on what appeared to be infinite waves of manufactured circuitry. One night, unexpected, Earth cast a shadow upon a full […]

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Dried Up But Not Dried Out

  We can’t even begin to comprehend the preciousness of water until it dries up. And then we don’t take is seriously unless it dries up for US. Turn on a faucet—water has always been there. Flush a toilet—water effortlessly flows in to replace what has been sent away. Plan a hot shower or a […]

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Thirst no more

A droplet. Sprung from an abyss, now a mountain spring, meet at creek’s side. Green, shade, dancing sunlight. Asking, bent knees firmly in place, cupped hands await. Water Spirit sings! Thirst no more.           Share this:

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Lost and Found

  Sometimes you can hear people’s pain even when they don’t speak the words. I heard it recently in the voice of a young woman who lived off the grid in a welcoming cabin on wild land. She, who enjoyed a solar greenhouse, abundant vegetables, her family, and mountains and trees all around, insisted that […]

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What You Don’t Know…

What you don’t know can’t hurt you, or so we have been told. But in reality, it is what you don’t know that creates all the problems. Here in the West after World War II we read the ads and believed them, not knowing that the fertilizer we eagerly bought to lace our lawns, killing […]

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Salmon Says

1)   You humans are into planning the future. You have lots of plans. How are they working for you? 2)   You make plans for your children too. How is that working? 3)   Salmon plan in our fashion. We plan that our children will come home once they have grown up and that they will have […]

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Wish I Could Go Back To Sleep

  Grumbling Woman wakes while it is still dark. She stumbles outside, rubs her hands roughly over her eyes, and looks around. “Wish I could just go back to sleep,” she moans. She covers her face with her hands and makes the sounds of misery. Water rolls by. “Why?” it asks her. Grumbling Woman does […]

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