The rule of no realm is mine, neither of Gondor nor any other, great or small. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care. And for my part, I shall not … Continue reading
The calendar page has turned and we find ourselves firmly in December. The birds and squirrels have made themselves at home at the feeder, and the chickadees courteously request more seed when said feeder becomes depleted. We have settled into our winter routine.
On this chill day our thoughts are with the many Water protectors holding the Dream in the cold at Standing Rock.
It seems our country has settled into a time of high anxiety, of anxious waiting for the new administration, and the chaos and suffering they have promised to unleash. We stand firmly in two places. On one hand, we anticipate the Solstice, and for Christians, the birth of Jesus. We await the return of the sun/son and the growing warmth that will come with spring. (No wonder we celebrate Advent and Christmas in this dark, cold time of Northern Hemisphere winter!) At the same time, we anticipate the near future with foreboding, and deep concern for those who are most vulnerable to ruthless power. Continue reading
Today dawned cloudy and dank, and has proven to be one of those classic raw November days that grace northern New England. There is the hint of snow to come, although the weather service promises there will be none today. … Continue reading
A “Happy Thanksgiving” to all who celebrate this day! Today we express gratitude for the innumerable gifts of this life. This year, we acknowledge the efforts of all those who risk much so that we may have water, and so … Continue reading