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Have Your Day

Time drops in decay, Like a candle burnt out, And the mountains and woods Have their day, have their day; What one in the rout Of the fire-born moods Has fallen away?– WB Yeats, The Moods The Moods, as I understand it, are the messengers from God (God, in turn, is fire). Whatever your beliefs,…

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The Upward Spiral

“One of the major problems that arises when people work to become more effective in life is that they don’t think broadly enough. They lose the sense of proportion, the balance, the natural ecology necessary to effective living.” — Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (all subsequent quotes are also Covey’s) I’m…

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The Changes You Take Yourself Through

Everybody needs a changeA chance to check out the newBut you’re the only one to seeThe changes you take yourself through– Stevie Wonder, Don’t You Worry About A Thing In New England, October is the time of tangible, visible change. The world transforms around you in such strikingly obvious ways that even the most inward-facing…

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Trusting Dawn

The brain burrows in its earthand sleeps,trusting dawn, though the sun’slight is a light without precedent, neverproved ahead of its coming, waited forby the law that hope has made it.– Wendell Berry, The Design of a House We all trust in dawn, and the fresh beginning it offers us. And now that it’s here, why…