September 2, 2021

Image: Nina Bisognani Cat Napping While rifling through a desk drawer the other day,I came across a favorite photo of a catNapping in the sun. All stretched out as only cats can be,Curled around the base of a pot of geraniums,Looking blissfully content.Her mouth...

August 19, 2021

Image: Barbara Ryther Memento Mori Memento Mori is latin for “reminder of death.”As a student in school, that was just a quaint academic exercise:Dancing skeletons on medieval etchings,Melting clocks in Dali paintings. Flies on bowls of fruit.All to show mortality....

August 5, 2021

Image: Kathryn Yingst Let’s sit down, you and I, and talk. Here, under the wheeling gulls Overlooking the sea, teeming with life Beneath the expansive summer sky Trivia doesn’t matter. Let’s go deeper.   What has changed in us over this months? What have we...

July 22, 2021

The Painting Rememberwhen the hours of summerran together like colors—endless blue, grass green, dandelion—and feelingthe breath of every wildand beautiful thingbrush against our skin,a visible and invisible gold? Do you rememberbeing sweetly devouredby mystery? The...

July 8, 2021

Image: Nina Bisognani Millions of years ago God gave us colorful, scented flowers.  Bees, the vegetarian descendants of predatory wasps, appeared  shortly afterward. Up to 85% of food crops for humans and  numerous crops that feed cattle and other animals depend on...

June 24, 2021

Image: Melanie Kyer “Fairy Houses, Mackworth Island, ME” Fairy Houses Have you ever built a fairy house?Collecting shells, bark, leaves, pine cones.Nothing fancy, just what is to hand.Do not compare your offering with others,Just use what you have–As...