Monthly Archives: June 2012

A respite thought within a respite thought

I’m beginning to suspect that I don’t know how to exist without goal setting, multi-tasking, and accomplishment counting. I went outside this afternoon to rest with a book. I was distracted by a thought. I looked up from my book … Continue reading

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Summer of Quiet Reflection (Amid Raucous Activity and Endless Laughter)

From Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton (p36): “I long for the beauty and substance of being in the presence of those I love, even though it is less convenient. I long for spacious, thoughtful conversation even though it is … Continue reading

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Weeding work this week, weeding work this week, weeding work this week. (3x fast)

I’ve got one more gardening observation from my weeding work this week. Thanks for hanging in there. Many years ago I started going to a 12 step overcomer-type meeting at my church. I went for about a year, but the … Continue reading

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More Gardening Thoughts

My favorite time to weed a garden is right after a rain. The ground is so soft and giving. I’m not very strong in my arms and I love the Herculean feeling of pulling a weed out, tap root and … Continue reading

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Gardening is like a simile. But really it’s a metaphor.

I had a few thoughts today while gardening. One of them was this: It’s dangerous to weed someone else’s garden. A wise gardener knows this. I met a few of these wise gardeners at the Tanglewood last year while working … Continue reading

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Just Me

I’m not good at following my own advice It’s like there’s Wise Me and Just Me Wise Me knows exactly what to do Just Me just does stuff.

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