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Apprenticeships…or Life Swaps?

Over 500 years ago, Leonardo daVinci spent six years of his life as an apprentice to Veracchio who was an experienced sculptor, painter and goldsmith. Veracchio had many students whose ...
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Romancing the Ski Train

 When I was a kid growing up in a small Michigan farming community, I used to love the sound of the train running through town. You could hear the whistle ...
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A Love Letter to Rivers Everywhere

The image of the river has assumed a sacred and spiritual effect to many cultures throughout time, from the Euphrates in the story of Adam and Eve, to the Ganges, ...
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Wild Cat

Staying true to my commitment to memorize a poem every month, I have chosen this one from my collection of Cabin Poems 2011. Blue Lynx at Caribou Creek It was ...
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Silence Spoken Here

I read a fascinating article recently by Gordon Hempton, an "acoustic ecologist" who for the past 25 years, has studied and recorded the vanishing sounds of nature. He says there ...
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Ice skating….and good food

Rather than watch the Super Bowl yesterday, Nicole (and baby Torq) and I skiied the river, and found a good stretch perfect for ice skating. Trouble is, we have to ...
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