Category Archives: Ruminature

{Ruminature} The Brilliance of the World

A magical day. Today was a magical day. I took my hearty cough and cold out for a walk with the dog. Plans made for a shortish long walk, then bumped into a neighbor I haven’t yet met, talked about … Continue reading

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Ruminature: Wisdom Shared, And To Share

  On a dear friend’s blog (a friend from my days of innocence and too much beer and too little sleep), I found this, and I love it: “So pray not for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do … Continue reading

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Ruminature #4: Reflections

  Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.—John Muir Last summer when I was in the Adirondacks, I cried the first time … Continue reading

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Weekly Ruminature #3: Peaks

  Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes—every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. —Orison Swett Marden My soul always expands when I’m deep … Continue reading

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Weekly Ruminature #2: Monumental

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. —Pericles I missed last week’s Ruminature because I was out of town, in Washington, DC, contemplating America at its … Continue reading

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Weekly Ruminature

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir [This is my new weekly feature—and read the puns in the … Continue reading

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