In the summer of 2013, when the sun shone high and apple trees hung heavy with fruit, two friends took a journey. Katie and Ariel traveled down the coast to […]
Welcoming us into California: the majestic redwoods, taller than tall.
Some mornings you arise not knowing what the day will bring. Days like this hold a sweetness; they are the gateway to adventure, to the unwritten tale.
Summers in California come with abundance. Plum trees offer their gifts, renegade grapes beckon from their arbors. Traveling through this land, we were gifted with so many things: fruit from […]
The morning begins with the sound of irons in the fire. Peter, the head baker for RiseUp! Artisan Bakery, based in Jacksonville, Oregon, stokes the flames, heating the oven to […]
We pulled over by the side of the road. The streets were still, the houses were quiet. We unrolled our sleeping bags and went to sleep. The next morning we […]
Li Zhong Wan is a classical Chinese formula indicated for the predicament of “sudden turmoil”–a stomach upset with vomiting and diarrhea, band-like headaches, and pain. I decided to make this […]
Let me introduce to to a friend of the earth. His hands are long and green, his flowers bright, and deep, deep within the sandy earth–this is where his soft […]
Long stalks of wheat wave golden in the wind. Soybeans stretch across acres. Corn stalks grow tall, steadily greening in spite of summer’s heat. Across our country, across the world, […]
My eyes were shut. Blackness. I opened them to the fading light of another day. The sky softened: twilight. Around me the small world stirred. Crickets sounded, the wind moved. […]
I peered into amber eyes and heard a sequence of carefully chosen words fall from a woman’s mouth: “We might say that something of global significance is happening here with […]
“If this world were a tree, then the other world would be the roots — the part of the plant we can’t see, but that puts the sap into the […]
“The Sufi is the possessor of breaths.” – Pir Zia Inayat-Khan For the past two months, I have been living and working at the Self & Soul Center in Talent, […]
“In the beginning was the dream. Through the dream all things were made, and without the dream nothing was made that has been made.” – Thomas Berry “Working within the […]
“When you sit by a flower, don’t be as a person, be as a flower. . . . When you sit by a tree, don’t be a person, be a […]
“It’s the rhythm of the heart that sets the beat for the entire system. . . . [Coherence] is the harmonious cooperation, and order among the subsystems of a larger […]