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Do I Have to See the Light?

I was standing in the laundry room last week, folding clothes, when my gaze snagged on an artificial wreath hanging on the wall. Made up of pale lavender and green silk hydrangeas, it looked fuzzy. Fuzzy leaves, fuzzy vines, fuzzy stems. On closer inspection,…

March 21, 2013
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Taking A Bite Out of A Sacred Cow’s Ear

It used to be that when Bessie the cow began dropping her milk productivity, you would take her by the lead and put her out to pasture. It was a gentler way of living, in those days. You’d rub Bessie behind the ears, and…

October 26, 2012
Blog Brainstorms

Tune Out to Tune In: Just White Nose

No, this isn’t a slogan from that ubiquitous ad campaign from the late ’80’s, “This Is Your Brain on Drugs.”  I’m not channeling Timothy Leary, advising you to “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”  I’m not talking about the white goop, I think it’s Zinc…

January 20, 2012