Saturday, April 28, 2007

Keep an eye on the rhubarb

Keep an eye on the rhubarb as it quickly pushes out of the ground, bold, fearless of freezing nights, a reminder that spring is truly here. It is time for pie, sauce, and rhubarb crisp from what the old timers called "pie plant" and what Pa called nature's "spring tonic."

Monday, April 23, 2007

To Know What's Up Ahead

To know what's up ahead, talk to people on their way back.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Spending Time in the Woods

I enjoy spending time in the woods, away from the barrier of walls and windows. Among the trees, I am close to nature--a part of it, not apart from it. I go to the woods to think, to clear my mind of the burdens of the day, to cultivate the humbleness that comes from standing among century-old trees. I go to the woods to renew my humanity, to contemplate my place among all nature's creatures.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Remembering Earth Day

Remember Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day. The first one was April 22, 1970.

Monday, April 09, 2007

April Musing

Some four-letter words to ponder:

Friday, April 06, 2007

Spring Thoughts

Nobody is making any more land. What we've got is what we've got, so we'd better take care of it.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Fool's Day Thought

Getting into something is usually easier than getting out of it.