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Surprising Coyote

  The thing I least expect is to be tricked into laughing. My plan is to blubber and wallow. It’s going well. I am stewing in my stories of defeat. This I choose. But I am not the only one here. And I am not the only one who chooses. I am interrupted by the arrival of the Sacred Fool. A springy young male emerges from the willows. He is so close I smell the forest on his fur. I am levitating in delight. He doesn’t see me. Now he does! Leaps in a goofy spasm, darting away with his ears...

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Whose Agenda?

  A friend of mine teaches outdoor survival skills. Things like friction fire-making, animal tracking, finding water, bow hunting, and so on. Something that came up in a recent conversation had to do with the way humans are always bringing our agendas to nature. We generally go into nature not to give, but to get something. A few of the people my friend works with are interested in deep nature connection and awareness. But most come to her because they see this as a way to feel capable...

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Become My Body

    I have not blogged in a while because my beautiful german shepherd Saxon died recently. It was sudden. And utterly heart-breaking. The thing about loving a dog is that they make it safe to give your whole heart. And they give themselves to you completely. We human beings inevitably hurt and wound each other… carry resentments and grievances… but with a dog the love is pure and without shadows, and to lose such love is devastating.   Before the Beginning ~ by...

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When I Grow Up…

  A couple of recent conversations have reminded me how I have long been uncomfortable with the emphasis our society places on career as the basis of identity. It’s in the ritual question we ask a stranger: So what do you do? It is generally assumed that what is most relevant and interesting to others is the particular way in which we have been able to monetize ourselves. The consensus is that this defines us. And this shapes assessments about our relative success, worthiness, potential,...

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Another Earth Day Poem

  As I did last year when I launched this blog, I want to share a poem in celebration of Earth Day. This poem has become all the more special and comforting to me since I lost my own human mother some years ago. I use it in contemplation… feeling into what it truly is to relate to Earth in this way… with reverence and profound affection. I recite this poem to Her. On this day. And Mother’s Day.   We Have A Beautiful Mother ~ Alice Walker We have a beautiful mother...

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