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On the Path and Off the Trail: Finding Ourselves

Overnight, summer returned to the Monterey Peninsula, meaning that temperatures plummeted and the offshore “marine layer” rolled in, creating a foggy, cool world requiring me to don a jacket to keep warm. In the quiet of the morning, I found myself feeling blue in spirit, partly from the return of grey weather when my chilled

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Rewilding the Heart: Finding Nature

I need to go find the deer, eat some wild weeds, and walk beside a singing river.  While tree blossoms burst open in profusion all around, scenting the air with honeyed sweetness, and the earth is overrun by lanky, bright flowers of yellow woodsorrel, I’ve been gradually constricting. Slowly, like a lengthening shadow, domesticity creeps up on me

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Hummingbirds and Communion

The little jeweled acrobat zoomed up to the window, hovered for a moment as if peering at me, then shot straight upward and disappeared from my sight. Seated at the long, rectangular dining table in my friends’ house, a steaming cup of fragrant tea beside me, I smiled. I have adored hummingbirds for as long

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Shelling Beans: An Earthbound Meditation

I realize that it has been two weeks since my last electronic post card went out into the world. Apologies for my absence, I’ve been away. Needing an escape from the urban buzz of O’ahu and endless summer of Hawaii, I took myself on a writing retreat to the home of some dear friends on

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