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Thomas Berry, the great cultural historian and writer, wrote in his book Befriending the Earth: “We are talking only to ourselves. We are not talking to the rivers, we are not listening to the wind and stars.”
Berry’s statement is more true than ever, especially in a time when it is so important for humans to...
As we kick into high gear trying to live up to our New Year’s resolutions, the wildlife in our area go about their business.
For an animal living at higher elevations, the goal in January is to survive and adapt to the snow and food shortage. I suppose, if we anthropomorphize a bit, we could say that a New Year’s...
The holidays are upon us whether we’re ready or not and with or without the snow.
The winter solstice Dec. 21 is the year’s shortest day and brings with it the official onset of winter. It also is a day of hope, as it heralds the gradual return of longer periods of sunlight after prolonged darkness.
November is a time of thanksgiving, and for some reason, the turkey is the symbol of our thankfulness.
I say “for some reason” because historians are not absolutely sure where this tradition began. Letters and records kept by early settlers say that when colonists sat down to eat with the Wampanoag Indians, fowl was eaten.