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Water Wisdom: Appreciating the Liquid of Life


The impact that water has on our daily lives is often taken for granted. Spending time in Valley of the Gods, Utah, reminded me of the importance of water to our survival. Survival experts refer to ‘the Rule of Threes’ with people unable to survive for more than: 3 minutes without air – 3 hours without shelter – 3 daysRead More …

Catching Snowflakes … Catching Time


Watching snowflakes fall softly reminds me of the passage of time. On an early morning wintery walk, I watched a dog catch some snowflakes on its tongue and as I watched them melt I wondered, is this the closest you can get to catching time? It is impossible to ‘catch’ time but sometimes time does seem to go slow orRead More …

Adopt the Pace of Nature


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”          Ralph Waldo Emerson Earlier this month when I was at graduate school in Southern California rushing around between classes, I noticed a few snails slowly making their way across a sidewalk on campus. I laughed out loud when it dawned on me what a great reminder they were toRead More …

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~ Wendell Berry