Framed In Space

Framed In Space

I was recently perusing Choosing Simplicity by Linda Breen Pierce and found a passage that hit me in the core of my being because it is exactly how I’ve been feeling lately. “Anne Morrow Lindbergh, in her classic book, Gift From the Sea, reflects on the negative aspects of a life cluttered with activity. In contemplating the beauty in life, Lindbergh observes, ‘For it is only framed in space that beauty blooms.’ Lindbergh refers to the beauty of a tree…

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

This past weekend I finished “Canoe Trip” by David Curran. I enjoyed this book so much that I finished it in two sittings, albeit only a 133 pages long. There is one particular passage that struck home with me so much so that I felt I could have written it myself. Here it is, from page 71: “All day long I had been thinking of just covering the distance, just covering the distance. I’d had my head down concentrating on…

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Stillness

Stillness

I recently returned from a trip to Voyagers National Park and have to say I have not been that relaxed and at peace with myself in quite some time. While there, I did a lot of reading and took a lot of beautiful pictures, which I will share in future posts. I came across this very fitting passage while I read on a rock that overlooked this magnificent vista (pictured above and as my site banner): “But for the time…

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Nature’s Lottery

Nature’s Lottery

This past Saturday I decided to head to my favorite small river in search of my favorite fish – catfish. It was a beautiful day with a slight breeze and temps in the upper 70s; perfect fishing weather. I pulled into the camp ground and after pulling on my waders and gathering up my gear I made my way to the riverbank. What I found was a little disheartening – the water was really low. In fact, it was so…

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Off the Grid

Off the Grid

I found this gentleman while perusing the interweb and enjoyed him so much I thought I would share his video here with you. This just goes to prove that with the right attitude and outlook on life, a person really doesn’t need much to enjoy life sans materialism. He took what most would label as a desolate wasteland and made it into a home. And he didn’t need to build a McMansion to feel at peace. And he still can…

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Reboot

Reboot

“Where have you been?!?” I was asked that question a lot when I was a kid. My response was usually, “Nowhere. Just around.” Well, that’s my answer for the lack of recent entries. Life happened. I was around. One thing led to another and here it is July already. Hard for me to even wrap my head around it. In any case, I decided to revamp this blog with the hopes that it will give me the kick I need…

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Stop Running and Take Time

Stop Running and Take Time

I came across this the other day while perusing some of my books and I thought is was very applicable given the hectic, technological based world we find ourselves in and the constant need to be “connected”, not to Nature and each other (especially not through our devices) but to some artificial world. Where are we heading and what will become of us in a hundred years from now?… And at some time in your life trying to be good…

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My Kind of Chefs

My Kind of Chefs

I’ve only been a Netflix subscriber for a handful of months or so (I used to be a DVD subscriber way back when…you know when the light bulb was invented) and I don’t watch it too often at that. I subscribe more for the family than anything else. But anywho….. I came across this cooking show a few weeks ago called “The Mind of  a Chef”, which highlights various chefs on the premise of giving you a deeper look into why the chefs…

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In the Woods, is Perpetual Youth

In the Woods, is Perpetual Youth

“In the woods, is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God, a decorum and sanctity reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousand years. In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life,–no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground,–my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into…

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