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Perceiving Some But Not All

I don't often consider what the ordinary world looks like to those with colorblindness. I take for granted the brilliant array of colors that pass ...
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The Impatient Gardner

The Impatient Gardener

Early one fall when the leaves were ablaze with shades of red and orange, a young girl went for a walk through the meadow near ...
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A Curious Boy and the Forest

A father and son went to spend the summer in a small cabin in the forest. The father was a writer and each day of ...
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Life, Meaning, and Melancholy

While camping with my daughter this week, we spent some of our time at a simple lakeside beach at one of Michigan’s recreation areas. The ...
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Fountains

In a vast wilderness there lived small tribes of gnomes in villages scattered throughout the landscape. They were nomadic and always loved exploring new places ...
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A Duck and the Bend in the River

Wendell was a duck like any other ordinary duck living among the ordinary reeds in an ordinary river. There was a large stone boulder to ...
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The Song of the Golden Yellow Field

In a rolling, golden yellow field there lived a group of fairies who spent their days singing the same rolling melody. The soft wind ever ...
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The Gnome and the Mysterious Fog

There was once a tribe of tiny forest gnomes that lived far, far away in a quiet forest. The only trees in this forest were ...
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An Old Wooden Bucket and What It Contains

There once lived a man who carried a wooden bucket with him for most of his life. This bucket was filled with water—living water, he called ...
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Eating Poetry

Me circa 2012 at our community garden plot. It seems like the more I grow food the more my fascination with growing food grows. Every ...
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Gifts and the Journey Ahead

GIFTS AND THE JOURNEY AHEAD I haven’t written here in a while—primarily because most of my thoughts are questions and I feel like I have ...
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A Slow Canoe + Free Downloads

I want to do a better job at thinking my thoughts. Can you relate? Sometimes it feels like modern society pushes us across the surface of ...
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Beyond the Containers

The future is only an illusion inferred from our present state. What is important is not the length of life, but the depth of life ...
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Soil of Our Being

On my bicycle ride into work this morning I stopped to take this picture. Nature is full of metaphors and I’m always particularly intrigued by ...
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Myth, Parable, and Subversive Community

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. - G.K. Chesterton The Original Christian Art ...
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