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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Halloween and Day of the Dead

Musings as the wheel of the year turns toward winter, and the veil thins between the living and the dead. Soon it’s Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain, on the cusp of the season when traditionally the veil between the worlds thins and the presence of the dead can be felt. The earth’s turning toward dark

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Mountain Carpe Diem

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we soak up the last beautiful days of summer in our Pacific Northwest mountains. “But at my back I always hear Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;” These days so many of us are hearing Andrew Marvell’s wheels inexorably approaching. No need to enumerate all the crises facing the

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Crete, part 7: Back to the Sea

Thor and I diligently pursue our physical and spiritual therapy in the clear, nurturing Mediterranean off Southern Crete. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted to return

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Return to Crete, Part 4: South Coast Memories

Another flashback to my hippie backpacking days on Crete, camping and exploring the rugged south coast. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time, in addition to other island-hopping, I wanted to return to Crete

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Return to Crete, Part 3: Gorges of South Crete

Come time-travel with me as Thor and I drive a rocky passage to the sea, and I flashback to my first Cretan hike down the Gorge of Samaria. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This

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State of the Farm: September, 2023. The Problem of Scale.

Be careful what you wish for. (Yes, yes. Another State of the Farm entry. I’m in Wisconsin. Sue me.) Some years ago, I discussed the problem of abundance. At the time, I was concerned with production from tree products such as chestnuts and Cornelian Cherries. That particular year we had good crops from several of

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Return to Crete, part 1: Rethymno

After 37 years, I returned to this singular Greek island — virtually a country to itself in size and culture — and brought Thor along to meet “glorious Kriti.” NOTE: A lot of “Life” lately makes it difficult to spend much time at the keyboard, so I invite you in the upcoming weeks to revisit

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