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Hiking with Leah

Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth–“You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. Hafiz My daughter Leah and I went on our first of many backpacking trips together when she was nine years old. If you read last week’s post, Yes…

Yes I Can

“Time is the substance I am made of,” wrote Jorge Luis Borges. “Time is a river that sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” There’s no scrambling up to the…

The Best of Natural Medicine

The body’s harp gets handed to the soul to play. Rumi It is winter time. About a foot-and-a-half of snow remains on the ground, and it is raining and cold, the roads treacherous. Such weather calls for a cup of tea, a fire burning in the wood stove, and a stack of books to keep…

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