On the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21, at noon in Manzanita, a group of Watershed Heroes spoke at a meeting of the Tillamook County Commission.
Cultural authorities remind us of the reason for the season. Symbols of Christ’s lowly birth add feelings of pious humility to the flashy mash up of religion and commerce. [Read More]
I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood that I took with Lilly over a thousand times in the almost exactly three years she was with us. I know the canine (even better than the human) residents of almost all the houses I passed. Amazingly, not one of them uttered a sound (that I could hear) on the half-hour walk. [Read more]
Yes, I know you’ve been waiting to mail your ballot in until you get the word from the Rabbi himself. Wait no longer, oh confused flock! Rest assured I have it from the highest authority that the choices below are your best chance at a government that can deliver to you all the goodies you […]
From what I’ve seen, the cross-cultural truth about cajones is that they often cause serious wipe outs. Yet for some reason people talk as if they’re essential to success, even for women. [Read More]
My wren haiku is a variation on Kerouac-Berrigan’s collaborative effort.
The Welsh people had a word for the feeling of love and belonging to the land — hiraeth. Families and clans that lived generation after generation in the same place experienced a deep knowing of the land that did not translate simply as “ownership.”
Just suppose all the small and not so small gestures we make toward each other in the course of a day were completely selfless. [Read More]
I can feel it.