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Monday thought of the week: about the moment not the goal

A thought: In previous posts, I have bemoaned the recent startling transformation in children’s leisure time. A child growing up today is likely to spend 90% less time outdoors than a child born just one generation ago. How can we … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: “buffered by the soft mental bed of moss”

A thought: For the first few years, I maintained a pattern of commuting to Cambridge, England, for work that supported my writing habit when I was at home. By the time I settled in at Swede Park [Wahkiakum County, Washington] … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: inseparable

A thought: We cannot love what we do not know. As Robert Michael Pyle puts it so well, “What is the extinction of a condor to a child who has never seen a wren?” We must do more than talk … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a ditch somewhere

A thought: … a ditch somewhere – or a creek, meadow, woodlot, or marsh… These are places of initiation, where the borders between ourselves and other creatures break down, where the earth gets under our nails and a sense of … Continue reading

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