Culture | Lifestyle | Philosophy | Seasons

Snow Storms and Omicron

“It snowed. It snowed all yesterday and never emptied the sky, although the clouds looked so low and heavy they might drop all at once with a thud.” — Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek And then the snows came. If yesterday’s post was about the distinct lack of snow in the region, this morning…

Philosophy | Culture | Fitness | Food | Health | Lifestyle | Poetry

Water and Wine, Experience and Emotion

“The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest.’ Water is experience, immediate sensation, and wine is emotion, and it is with the intellect, as distinguished from imagination, that we enlarge the bounds of experience and separate it from all but itself, from illusion, from memory, and create among other things science and…

Poetry | Seasons

A Moment With Snow

Aren’t there momentsthat are better than knowing something,and sweeter? Snow was falling,so much like starsfilling the dark treesthat one could easily imagineits reason for being was nothing morethan prettiness. — Mary Oliver, Snowy Night I know I have some readers in other parts of the world where snow is a distant memory or an impossibility….

Music | Nature | Philosophy | Seasons | Walking

Whispers in the Woods

Have you ever wandered lonely through the woods?And everything there feels just as it shouldYou’re part of the life thereYou’re part of something goodIf you’ve ever wandered lonely through the woods– Brandi Carlile, Phillip and John Hanseroth, Have You Ever It’s hunting season in New England, and bright orange is the color of choice for…