Monthly Archives: February 2009

Dear Garden – Poem

A poem that I wrote in 1996, june. While visiting the Occident Arts and Ecology Center, a stunning place north of San Francisco, that has really flourished since I was there. Permaculture classes. Art classes. Seed collections and native plant … Continue reading

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Gandhi on Life Speed

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” — Gandhi It’s just that the tachometer in my brain is a little hard to manage. (Thank you to my friend, Julie Gabrielli, for this quote. She and I have just … Continue reading

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Gandhi on Western Civilization

“I think it would be a good idea.” — Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization Enough said.

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Planting Seeds with Joy and Awe

“The very act of planting a seed in the earth has in it to me something beautiful. I always do it with a joy that is largely mixed with awe.” — Celia Thaxter, An Island Garden, 1894 I so agree, … Continue reading

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From Ecstasy to Laundry

“After the ecstasy comes the laundry.” — anonymous An older man from India told me this at a recent book event in Baltimore. His eyes fairly twinkled as he told me. I think I need to do more laundry to … Continue reading

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Writing is Difficult

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. —Thomas Mann ARGHHHHH!!!!!

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Cherokee March Moon – Windy Moon

This is to supplement my other post just put up today, on March New Moon and Full Moon. *MARCH: Windy Moon, Anvyi, “First New Moon” of the new seasons. Traditional start of the new cycle of planting seasons or Moons. … Continue reading

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