Harmony

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” Aldo Leopold

This week, we’re beginning to hear a new tune. When the noise is loud, it’s hard to hear anything but. When the music is loud, it’s easy to (more…)

Grace

“Courage is grace under pressure.”  Ernest Hemingway

This week, we are thinking of home. The extreme polar vortex impacted many we love. Where I come from, helping our neighbors is normal. Where I live, we (more…)

Review

“Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.” Plato

This week, it’s time to review. There’s nothing quite like a long weekend with closed borders and stay home guidelines to get us thinking about the value of (more…)

Refresh

“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” Ralph Marston

This week, preparations are underway. Spring pudding is on the outdoor cookers. Spring cleaning freshens our homes and streets. Spring rains refresh the crunchy, dry countryside. Precious family (more…)

Life

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”  Charles Darwin

This week, it is good to be alive. It is death that provides this constant reminder. My heart breaks at the passing of Mandy (Cuthbert) Adams. An inspiration, (more…)

Quantity

“Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.” Louis L’Amour

This week, it’s a measure of quantity. In the digital world, volume is difficult to perceive. Our physical world provides consequential experience. Vast amounts of data complicate our (more…)

Reason

“There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs

This week, we are searching for reason. The viruses among us are most unreasonable. Seeking answers easily leads down a rabbit hole. AI algorithms guide and learn and (more…)

Shine

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Francis Bacon

This week, we are shining our light. The sun breaks through as a constant reminder. After the dark and cloudy cold, its light is blinding. We let go (more…)