Category Archives: wonderings


“Is reading silent in any sensible understanding of that word? Does it deepen the silence around us or break it up? When we read are we listening to the author, conversing with the author, or are we looking more directly … Continue reading

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On this day thirteen years ago, I wrote the following entry in my journal. “I love the winter landscape when the eye of God seems to be everywhere, and snow is a white backdrop for the dark forms of trees.  … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice

It’s November. Halloween is over. Americans spent eighty billion dollars on candy and costumes this Halloween. When it comes to money, what we have spent on the current election is unspeakable. Christmas carols will soon be echoing throughout every mall … Continue reading

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Reid’s Barn, A Hint Of What’s To Come

I often mention that I’m working on a memoir when I publish a post here.  I’ve been thinking that it’s time to share a little bit of what I’ve been working on.  The following piece will most likely be included … Continue reading

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Power, Loss, And Impermanence

Loss is a fact of life.  Impermanence is everywhere we look.  We are all going to suffer our losses.  How we deal these losses is what makes all the difference.  For it is not what happens to us that determines … Continue reading

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There is no friend as loyal as a book. Ernest Hemingway I love books.  You might say I’m addicted to them.  I have a long list of books at Amazon ready to be purchased.  Right now they are mostly memoirs and … Continue reading

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Be My Valentine!

Is it a mouse or a heart? Whatever! Happy Valentines Day! Love you all!!

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“The truly rich person is the one who has a satisfied mind. The affluence of satisfaction comes from wisdom, not from external things.” Lam Yeshe, When The Chocolate Runs Out  It’s that season again. Rage seems to rule the roads … Continue reading

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A Letter To Santa

Dear Santa, I’m sure you don’t remember me.  The last time I wrote was just before my best friend in second grade, told me that you didn’t exist. I was horrified and when I asked my mom about it, she … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

When I was preparing to move to Virginia from Vermont, back in 1979, a few of my friends said I really needed to be careful down here in the Bible Belt.  They were sure I’d be swarmed by Born Agains … Continue reading

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