Category Archives: From My Chair

From my chair: Tending the vines of life

I am immersing myself in all things Camino.  During the V crisis, I have dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago a year from now.  This morning I am reading Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons from the Camino … Continue reading

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From my chair: Going to the birds

We are now living Day 8 of our self-imposed quarantine and social distancing in the Age of the V (urban slang for the corona virus).  Today is one for the birds: Our birds were everywhere this fine day.  Photobombing my … Continue reading

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From my chair: the rhythms of fauna

I delight in the quick darting movements of the squirrels, birds, raccoons and deer that traverse my view of the world.  Our neighbor flings peanuts to the birds each morning.  Quickly the squirrels race to pick up what is left.  … Continue reading

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From my chair: Drinking in the sunshine

Today is another unexpected gift of radiant sunshine. Why is it that we have an alcoholic drink called “moonshine“? But we have no drink called sunshine.  For those of us in the Northwest who are often sunshine starved, we need … Continue reading

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From my chair: My Storyteller Knows Me

As I read the “The Sycamore” by Wendell Berry, I am reminded of a trip my wife and I made to Coorg, India.  Each night we were entertained by the family’s cook.  His stories graciously synthesized the family wisdom of … Continue reading

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From my chair: Morning sun breaks

The joy of a rainy fall morning light transition is to watch the blacks turn to grays turn to sun light shows. I finished John O’Donohue’s Beauty: The Invisible Embrace yesterday.  I didn’t realize that he was good friends with … Continue reading

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From my chair: Discovering time is presence

John O’Donohue reminds us that beauty is always around us.  This surrounding is the lesson I take away from his book Beauty: The Invisible Embrace.   The book finishes with: A Beauty Blessing “As stillness in stone to silence is wed … Continue reading

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