A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In the Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau

Above photo credit Erin Arvella –
Yoga at Sunset on the Summit above the Continental Divide #Feathered Pipe Ranch

I hear my father’s voice when I see the above quote by Henry David Thoreau. Somewhere in the background, I hear the bold sound track of The Pines of Rome. In the mid 1960s, my Dad took a sabbatical from teaching high school. He was awarded a John Hay Fellowship to study in a Masters program at Harvard. Our family of 5 ventured from home in a used Country Squire station wagon, filled with the belongings that would serve us for the year. On one very long day, we drove from our modest suburban Philadelphia home to Massachusetts to live in a 2 bedroom apartment in Cambridge.

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Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. Francis Bacon ​So many traditions celebrate holidays at the end of the Western calendar year.  In the Northern Hemisphere, in less than 10 days, we will experience the shortest day and longest night of the year which is also known as the Winter Solstice. (In Washington, DC the exact date and time of the 2015 Winter Solstice is 21 December at 11:49 PM).  In the Southern Hemisphere it…

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Living With Intention

Living With Intention

The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility.  We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for awhile. Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi​​​ When I saw the above quote in my Facebook feed today, I immediately thought of a photo that my sister, Michele Le Fever Quinn took earlier this year of my 85 year old Mom, Mary…

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Making Sense Of Disconnects In A Connected World

Making Sense of Disconnects In a Connected World

There's a sun in every person - the you we call companion - Rumi My intention for a post before Thanksgiving was to focus on connections – our connection to our Self - each other - the natural world and the physical world.   I had picked a lovely sunrise photo that I had taken on a beach earlier this month.  My “good feeling” sense of connection to the world came undone last Friday afternoon.  I glanced at my Facebook  page…

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