Monthly Archives: May 2006

Memorial Day

There’s a new crescent moon out my window, in the north sky. That golden sliver is one of the small things that makes life so precious, so heartwrenchingly beautiful. I usually have the radio going all day long, for news … Continue reading

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The Church in the New Century

I confess, I have no idea what it will look like. With luck, I won’t live to see the fruition of this trend. I confess to deep longing for the “sheer tender holiness” (Ann Rivers Siddons, in The Homeplace) of … Continue reading

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Local Color

Our school year is over. In our last in-service yesterday, we — 25 teachers — brainstormed ways of integrating science vocabulary and concepts (e.g. deductive reasoning — basic stuff) more consciously into the rest of the curriculum. In one exercise, … Continue reading

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Tendrils

I love peas and other viney plants that wrap those tiny, delicate tendrils around supports and other stationary objects, thereby pulling themselves up towards the sun. In my sad little garden (a work in progress), there is so little sun … Continue reading

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Zoey

This is Zoey, who is visiting for a week. When I took this photo, I had just rescued her. She was 20 lbs. underweight, had worms, and was going into heat. She looks even more beautiful now. I never intended … Continue reading

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IPFICITOTIHACO

As part of my Integrated Program for Initiating Change in the Only Thing I Have Any Control Over (IPFICITOTIHACO), I am trying to get out more and meet sympa people. That’s why Saturday, I went on a wildflower walk, up … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

In the1870s, during the Franco-Prussian war, Julia Ward Howe began a one-woman peace crusade that began with an impassioned “appeal to womanhood” to rise against war. She translated her proclamation into several languages and distributed it widely. In 1872 she … Continue reading

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