Category Archives: Nature

Daily Moment of Zen: Labyrinth

Day 278 of Self Quarantine      Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  301,000   GA Vote!! One of many hidden gems on Bainbridge Island – the Halls Hill Labyrinth. Essays on this labyrinth from its designer and builder, Jeffrey Bale.

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Daily Moment of Zen: Who is looking at whom?

Day 274 of Self Quarantine      Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  293,000   GA Vote!!

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Daily Moment of Zen (DMoZ): Sunrise and Sunset

Day 272 of Self Quarantine      Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  286,000   GA Vote!! The beginning and end of daylight surrounding Seattle and the Puget Sound provide a changing array of light shows. Early mornings with clouds and marine … Continue reading

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Lifelet: A walk in the woods in between rain showers

Day 247 of Self Quarantine      Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  245,000  As I doom scrolled through my morning twitter feed, I clicked through to McSweeney’s for a little morning humor to interrupt the many existential crises: NOVEMBER 13, 2020 … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Surprised by Joy!

Day 157 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  170,000 One of my favorite book titles is from C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy.  The book was a joy as well. Yesterday, I was “surprised … Continue reading

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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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Ground Hog Days in the Age of V

I laughed at my liberal arts colleagues coming back from their Freshman philosophy class with this quote: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus … 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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Flow in the age of the “V”

I texted my brother about the corona virus.  He replied “You are so old school bro.  To have street cred you need to start calling it the ‘V.’”  As we self-quarantine due to our age and health, V takes on … Continue reading

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Homage to a decaying stump

For twenty years I’ve walked around Blakely Pond at the end of Blakely Harbor.  Yet, I never noticed this rotting stump until the right combination of ebbing tide, bright sun, just enough evaporation from the stump, and “waking up!” to … Continue reading

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