Monthly Archives: April 2014

Be a Tree

Only in ideal conditions, in loamy, well-drained soil, do a tree’s roots grow deep. Most trees do not even have tap roots, those thick, muscular roots that cleave the ground directly under the tree, staking it firm. Instead, most trees … Continue reading

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Barbed Wire and Easter

Yesterday afternoon I spent some time in the woods, clearing the path further down from my cabin, where it connects with our neighbor’s trail. Though I love the wildness of nature, maintaining these paths is a necessary bit of taming … Continue reading

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The Dowser

From space, our earth’s water supply is far more evident at first glance than its land masses. Most land lies at the bottom of oceans, of rivers and seas; only thirty percent of land or less rises above these expanses … Continue reading

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Residual Florida

[This piece was written after I returned from spring break in Florida last year. Having just returned from this year’s spring break in Florida, which was cloudier and chillier than we would have preferred, it helped to be reminded that … Continue reading

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