Monthly Archives: May 2011

Twitchy and Glassy-Eyed

Get uncomfortable. Step out of boredom. I think boredom is one of the greatest plagues of this age – it is far too easy to follow other lives, read the blogs of exciting people, watch the parade of “news”, play … Continue reading

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A Fresh Season

It’s summer! Today is the start of my summer, and I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO these weeks. A four season life around the school year defines time and space for me. I have always loved pulling down all the … Continue reading

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The particular manifestation…..

Good morning! I take this writing space seriously. It was and is part of something I have felt “called” to do, and it has been both a challenge and a joy. I know there are a number of you who … Continue reading

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A quiet nest…..

I suppose I have been mesmerized with this nest for a variety of reasons – one most definitely is the proximity to my daily life. I can see it from my kitchen and laundry room, I can hear it from … Continue reading

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Nesting and Instinct

Yet another kitchen conversation with my birder son. Mom says – “I’m so worried the little birds are going to fall out of the nest!” Son responds – “When was the last time I fell out of bed?” We are … Continue reading

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Producing good fruit…..

You will be able to tell them by their fruits. Can people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, a sound tree produces good fruit but a rotten tree bad fruit. A sound tree cannot … Continue reading

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Ask. Seek. Knock.

Ask. Seek. Knock. This spring we enjoyed a lunch in Chicago basking in the wisdom of an “elder” of the faith. He reminded us all that these are words of desperation. These are end of the rope words, these are words … Continue reading

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A little more confidence please…..

This was the rebuke of my birder son – “Mom, have a little more confidence in the mama bird.”  And he was right. She’s still flying back and forth bringing food, and those three little beaks are still appearing over the … Continue reading

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On mama birds and flight and suffering…..

I might as well round out this week writing about my mama bird since I’m a bit frustrated with her today. I’ll admit that I have been a bit irritated by her instant flight whenever sensed danger is near. I … Continue reading

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On mama birds and nesting…..

She has captivated me this week. She tends her nest, I tend mine. She guards her space, I guard mine. She watches me, I watch her. This morning there was movement in the nest and she was not there! I think … Continue reading

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