A Sense of Place

Change is Coming

Dear Friends, For a long time I had thought I might be able to navigate an ecological path without tripping over the obstacles of politics and religion. I was wrong. Not only are the members of the earth community, including humans, interconnected and interdependent, so also are the institutions of human endeavor; they cannot be…

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Kibble Walks ~ Sense of Place Part X

             I am often asked by people who have read my most recent book, The God Presumption, if I really gift the bark of trees with dog kibble. Yes I do, even in the coldest of our New Hampshire winters; on my return from the early morning walk, I sometimes require half an hour in…

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Ray Charles and His Gift of America

The 4th of July holiday has always been a difficult one for me, for reasons I will name below. But because of the public nature of my work, I have never been able to pretend it away. During the many years I was an active clergy person, and despite underground grumbles of “separation of church…

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White Pines, Slugs, And a Wayfinding

Before I address the fact that I’ve not posted in a long time, I want to share a story. My three rescue dogs and I walk through our woodlands three times a day, maybe four, maybe more, depending on how the day is unfolding. We walk through a predominantly white pine forest, with some birch,…

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