The spring barrens

It wasn’t that large, maybe three times the size of Winnie the Pooh’s “three acre wood,” but it was big enough to be magical to a boy who loved feeling close to the earth.  We called them “the Spring Woods” because there was a...

Stretching

Today is the first Sunday of Lent — plenty time for folks who gave up chocolate to be sneaking a taste here and there, or daring to debate whether Sundays count, since they’re not included in the official 40 days of Lent. I’ve never been very good at...

Foggy thoughts

Walking the dog on a drizzly morning, and I can’t get Japan off my mind. It’s been nearly a week since a gargantuan earthquake shook northern Japan and a raging tsunami ravaged cities and obliterated fishing villages. No one yet knows how many died, and we...

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