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Thoughts while pruning

The buds on the apple tree  starting to swell. The honk of geese,  the raucous caw of the crows. Aslan is  afoot. _____________________________________________ Notes on this poem.  I was out early this week pruning.  I have between 90 and  100 … Continue reading

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My One Weakness

  Farm fresh eggs are my one weakness. (Ever see Larkrise to Candleford?… remember Doras Lane?) Like I was just saying..farm fresh eggs are my one weakness… What’s the point of living on a hundred year old farmstead if you … Continue reading

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Grounded

Picture taken yesterday of my son John with his son Owen watching my dad pick corn.  October 5, 2016  DM

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Wildness

Spent an hour and 1/2 moving wood chips with my brother’s skid loader yesterday. We had a thunderstorm sometime in the middle of the night.  I vaguely remember stumbling out of bed and unplugging the computer.  Even with a surge protector … Continue reading

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Retooling

Good morning from Middle Earth! 😉 I wanted to write  a quick update and let you know what’s going on around here.  I am retooling the blog.  I   have decided to go back to keeping two  separate active blogs,  a … Continue reading

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Personal Boundaries

Quick story… Today at work, we were installing a roof.  Mid morning, Tim  barked at me, “Throw me a tape measure!”  (Keep in mind, I am the boss). I looked at Tim and said, “What’s the magic word?” “Please.” I … Continue reading

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Conversation With A Zen Master

Conversation with a Zen Master Like many Westerners in the late sixties, I wanted to be somewhere else in my religious journey.  Confusion reigned in the kingdom of my mind, and I yearned to construct a framework of understanding that seemed … Continue reading

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