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Yule ~ The Beginner’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year

Originally posted on Lily Wight:
Updated 18/12/2014      There are four Solar Quarter Days (two equinoxes and two solstices) on The Wheel of The Year calendar.  Yule or The Winter Solstice is celebrated during a twelve day period from…

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Assurance: a poem by William Stafford and autumn photographs

We were fortunate enough to be able to spend most of last week in Yosemite.  Though all seasons are wonderful there, late fall is my favorite in the Sierras.  It had recently snowed, and another storm was said to be … Continue reading

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Delisting the Wolf – Your Help is Needed!

Originally posted on Mungai and the Goa Constrictor:
Image: Lynn M. Stone / Nature Picture Library The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in its comment period on their proposal to remove the wolf from the Endangered Species Act in…

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101 Things that Made America

The Novermber, 2013 issue of The Smithsonian Magazine is devoted to 101 things that made America.  The magazine lists 33 contributors who chose these items from among the 137 million artifacts housed in 19 Smithsonian museums and research centers. Animals, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Elle est retrouvée. Quoi? – L’Éternité. C’est la mer allée Avec le soleil. – Arthur Rimbaud, 1872 It has been found again. What? – Eternity. It is the sea gone away With the sun. – Arthur Rimbaud, 1872

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The Four functions of a living myth and the evening news

In The Masks of God: Creative Mythology, 1968, Joseph Campbell identified four major functions of a “living myth:” 1) ” To awaken and maintain in the individual an experience of awe, humility, and respect in recognition of that ultimate mystery, … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry on His Hopes for Humanity

“It’s mighty hard right now to think of anything that’s precious that isn’t endangered.” – Wendell Berry Wendell Berry, 79, is a poet, farmer, and author of 40 books.  He is also an outspoken advocate and activist for a radical … Continue reading

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The Rim Fire, day 22

Smoke from the Rim Fire, photographed from the Glacier Point road some 30 miles south.  The photograph fails to convey the sense of scale of the smoke plume, even at this distance. On day 22, the blaze is 80% contained. … Continue reading

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