Category Archives: wonder

Monday thought of the week: on the lookout

A thought: Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. – E.B. White

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Monday thought of the week: to flame again

A thought: While we are born with curiosity and wonder and our early years full of the adventure they bring, I know such inherent joys are often lost. I also know that, being deep within us, their latent glow can … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: wonders of nature

“Dad, do you want to read about the wonders of nature?”

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Monday thought of the week: a sense of wonder so indestructible

September 27, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson‘s Silent Spring, and thus there have been many articles and blog posts about the legacy of her book, work, and the environmental movement that followed. For me, … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe

A thought: Mankind has gone very far into an artificial world of his own creation. He has sought to insulate himself, in his cities of steel and concrete, from the realities of earth and water and the growing seed. Intoxicated … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: contemplate clouds and chickadees

A thought: For ourselves, and for our planet, we must be both strong and strongly connected – with each other, with the earth. As children, we need time to wander, to be outside, to nibble on icicles, watch ants, to … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: natural naturalists

A thought: In order to live with the environment, modern society should have appreciation, care, and concern for natural forces and beings. There is no better way to foster these attitudes than with our children, who have innate senses of … Continue reading

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Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature

I did a guest post for the blog of the Foundation Beyond Belief, which I copy here: Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature This post is part of our Humanist Perspectives series. In this series, we invite guest contributors to explore active … Continue reading

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A visceral experience: “Body Worlds & the Brain” at OMSI, Portland, OR

Yesterday I headed to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, sans wife and child, to see the exhibit Body Worlds & the Brain (which opened on October 20th for a limited engagement). From Gunther von Hagens, the exhibit “includes … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a change of attitude

A thought: Among those boxes of letters and drawings are some that contain intimate thoughts on how much Nature means to a child. Most of the beautiful messages and drawings reflect an original thought. Sometimes, however, their new knowledge conflicted … Continue reading

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