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Simple Serendipidy

Everyday I’m inspired by my surroundings. Whether it be the company of the people or the nature that surrounds me I often find myself feeling truly grateful to have so many positive influences. County terroir, what is it you might ask? Well to me it’s the couple that tastes and leaves with a bottle of […]

A Blank Canvas Painted Anew

  As I stand in the sunshine if a sincere and earnest optimism, my imagination paints yet more glorious triumphs on the cloud-curtain of the future. – Helen Keller Every morning is like a blank canvas yet to be painted. First the bullfrogs and song birds paint the air with their music then the sun […]

Spiders, dirt, seeds and the miracle of life

“…the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” – Carl Jung And so it goes another moon cycle is at it’s height. With any luck you will have a good view of this months full moon. There’s just something so beautiful and grounding about a full […]

Red Moon Eclipse – A Journey Come Full Circle

Let us look for beauty and grace, for love and friendship, for that which is creative and birth-giving and soul-stretching. Let us dare to laugh at ourselves, healthy, affirmative laughter. Only when we take ourselves lightly can we take ourselves seriously, so that we are given the courage to say, :”Yes! I dare disturb the […]

Love of Cooking

With February’s full moon falling on Saint Valentines day I thought it only proper to dedicate this post to the love of cooking. That said, I’ve never been more in love with a cookbook than first time I picked up Pellegrino Artusi’s “Exciting Food For Southern Types.” Written in 1891 it is, in my opinion, one […]

Thursday Thoughts – A New Moon Perspective

‘Greater public confusion about diet and health – is not insignificant and should concern all of us.’ – Marion Nestle   I recently finished reading Food Politics. In short Food Politics is just that, the politics of food. A quote from Dr. Joan Gussow that especially caught my attention, “.. if we view foods simply […]

Warmth During the Descending Moon Deep Freeze

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.—Paul Kurtz As we experience yet another […]

A sampling of thoughts – Short stories from the harvest

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”  – Paulo Coelho So where am I at in this local journey? Well I am 25 weeks and 5 days in, so almost exactly half way. […]

Food for Thought

Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.  – Bertrand Russell It’s important to listen and think critically about opinions of others. It is easy to become defensive or dismissive when presented with opposition or an opinion on a topic that is different from […]

Full Blue Moon Reflection

Often we forgot to be patient but the garden reminds us that some things you cannot rush and the best things are always worth waiting for. I can vouch for that as I just pulled my first eggplant from the garden this morning. It was such an exciting surprise to find a nice ripe eggplant […]