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Butterflies in my house.

Well, it seems that I’ll be doing two butterfly diaries this year after all.

The Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), which I shall henceforth refer to as the EBS, favours as its larval host plants various members of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae family. 472 more words


Befriend an unhappy elder

Sandy Cohen, B.A., R.N. and Roger Cormier, M.A., M.Th.

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On a Sunday morning, people were walking or running around a beautiful, sunlit reservoir in the San Francisco Bay Area. 501 more words

Aging, Boomer, Caregiver, Retirement, Seniors, Spirituality

Walk Slow

A couple of weeks ago I was eating lunch with my parents when an older gentleman approached our table. He looked at my parents and said something to the effect of “I noticed your son walking when he got up a couple of times.” Since this was sort of random and vague, my dad replied to him with some sarcastic comment about how slowly I walk in attempt to encourage further explanation and also to just be a smart aleck. 342 more words

What's in a name?

At what point do you start calling someone by their first name? How do you feel if someone calls you by your first name and they don’t know you very well? 537 more words


On Clash of Clans and communicating with 12-year-old boys

This week, I was accepted into a Clash of Clans ‘clan’. And yesterday I was made an Elder.

It was probably the high point of my week, since it’s the summer holidays and it was raining for about five days straight. 726 more words



Cluster: the energy of attraction that brings like energies into aggregate units, and often surprising ones, such as lumps of clay in soil. The elder below is rich with clustering or clotting energy, which sees its berries in clods rather than cast like a handful of pebbles over water. 39 more words