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by Lynette Sheppard

November 16, 2014

“Are you just going to sit around and do nothing all day?” “Don’t waste your whole weekend.” “You can’t lie around with your nose in a book all day.” “You’ve got your head in the clouds.”

I’m not entirely sure when the outer voices of my childhood morphed into internal voices. It was a subtle happenstance to be sure. Parents, teachers, even society itself urged productivity, efficiency, and accomplishment. I got… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

November 09, 2014

My fall calendar fills with appointments and workdays, responsibilities and joys. The sheer momentum of modern life is as powerful and unstoppable as that of a great river, and sometimes I watch it with the same kind of humbled silence. What life force is behind that relentless momentum, so insistently moving our days forward? Somehow in the details of my own full calendar, I see the reflection of something far… READ MORE

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by Dewitt Jones

November 02, 2014

 
“What am I looking at?” Have you ever had the experience when you stare at a landscape and it’s just so huge, so awesome, so magical that, just for a moment, you have no idea what you are seeing? Just for a moment, you lose the tether of trees and rock and sky and clouds and what’s before you dissolves into one big, “WOW!” 
 
I hope a few of you are saying yes to this. It… READ MORE
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