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Seeds It’s amazing what one seed can grow. Sown in the ground, planted in the heart, each day it grows a little more true.”  ~ Marc Ian Barasch Most mornings I sit gazing at my garden with the rising sun. … Continue reading

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The Science Fair and Hope

“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.” ~ David Orr But these young scientists and engineers teach us something beyond the specific topics that they’re exploring.  They teach us how to question assumptions; to wonder why something is … Continue reading

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Books or People?

 “How fun is it to read a fantastic book if you can’t tell others about it, talk about it, and quote from it constantly?” Yes! Just minutes before I read this sentence I’d refilled my coffee cup and sent a … Continue reading

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Beginners Mind

I think of beginner’s mind as the mind that faces life like a small child, full of curiosity and wonder and amazement. I wonder what this is? I wonder what that is? I wonder what this means?  Abbess Zenkei Blanche … Continue reading

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Living in Community

Living in Community If you remember a few years ago I was searching for a community of women. After long consideration I moved to Bellingham Washington because I have family here and “nearby” in Oregon. This morning I’m writing while … Continue reading

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Billiting This morning I sat in the dark listening to a CD of chants praising the coming Light. My thoughts kept wandering to my promise to host two “strangers” for the week after Christmas. My daughter Sally’s Buddhist Center is … Continue reading

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Giving thanks

Giving thanks II “In trailing the jumble of threads that are created from our choices we weave our identity. These same labyrinths become the keys to our advancement, and the locked doors that keep us from it.” (from Raised by … Continue reading

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