beautiful simplicity in everyday moments



Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life

“Home you have to weave it thread by thread.  What is life without brambly hollows and blackbirds? We imagined a life and then we set out to find it.  It is my twenty-fifth summer here.  I can’t ever imagine leaving this place.  Long summer days, cold nights, Continue reading “Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life”

the moral stages of resistance

When considering the current political landscape in the United States, a discussion of Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg’s Six Stages of Moral Reasoning is particularly relevant.  Have you heard of it?  This theory identifies six different ways individuals make decisions and what influences that decision-making.  The idea is that the higher up one is on the stages, the more advanced their approach to ethical decision-making and working for the greater good.

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Stop the Bus, Sing!

Grace Potter stopped the bus on a breezy Maine July Saturday evening.  Lawn chairs set in the green behind the dance area, bleachers arranged on one side of the stage, and people were everywhere. Everywhere!   Continue reading “Stop the Bus, Sing!”

once upon an inspired dinner

The garden is ripening and the bounty has begun.  Walking outside to harvest a few vegetables for dinner is inspiring for me as a gardener.  Getting back into gardening this year has been a experiment full of fun successes and try-again-next-year resolutions.  Continue reading “once upon an inspired dinner”

the old man and the sea

When I was in college, I enjoyed reading Ernest Hemingway and was intrigued by his book For Whom the Bell Tolls.  Looking back, I tried to put my finger on what was so appealing about his work, and what comes to mind is its simplicity, matter-of-fact nature and unapologetic style. Continue reading “the old man and the sea”

what would Dean Smith say?

Life is full of ironies, and tonight the UNC Tarheels will play against Villanova for the NCAA National Championship.  Winning team in a losing state.  Oh, the irony . . . .

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