Category Archives: Awe and Wonder

September on the River

There is no better month than September, the month when green leaves give way to pale yellow, then blush in vibrant red and orange.  Black-eyed Susan’s wilt with little thought to their future resurrection.  The change has little to do with … Continue reading

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Loon Lake

Although I lived many years at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in Holland Patent, NY, I have never seen a loon.  I read Loon Lake when E.L. Doctorow published it in 1980.  We lived in Upstate New York at … Continue reading

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Making the World a Better Place

I know for certain that THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to make the world a better place to be is by greeting, smiling and waving at every creature – man, woman, child, animal, and plant – you encounter throughout the day.  … Continue reading

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Things Don’t Just Happen

Have you ever traveled to where snow is made,       seen the vault where hail is stockpiled, The arsenals of hail and snow that I keep in readiness      for times of trouble and battle and war? Can you … Continue reading

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Angels

In a recent “Listen Well” offering, author, playwright and essayist Margaret Dulaney referenced the Irish mystic, Lorna Byrne.  Unfamiliar with Lorna Byrne, I did some research which quickly grabbed my attention.  I purchased her first book Angels in My Hair … Continue reading

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Empty Tomb

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Mystical Suffering

Of the many ways I could describe the events of this day those thousands of years ago, I choose to call it mystical suffering.  I do not believe we were created to suffer, but bad choices made by good men … Continue reading

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Foot Washing

In his Gospel, the evangelist John describes a poignant scene as Jesus celebrates his final Passover meal. Jesus… got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.  Then he poured water into a … Continue reading

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Consecration of the Seed

While I know of no practical reason to change my clock, I made the obligatory ‘spring forward’ when I retired last night. I slept until 6AM, an hour later than I would normally awake, and was greeted with a light … Continue reading

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Jungian Parenting

I claim to know squat diddly – or is it diddly squat? – about Jungian psychology much less analysis. With that humble acknowledgement, I wish to share several quotes from a book written by  Jungian analyst James Hollis, PhD in … Continue reading

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