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Guilt and Grief of a Failed Steward

Please bear with me, as I grieve an incredible loss, and offer up my guilt and deepest sorrow at my failure as a steward. I cannot yet even go outside to face the many beloved family members who have been harmed this morning. 515 more words



The summer of 2017 has been a mild one here in southwestern Virginia, even now, in mid-August. There’s been enough rain but not too much. Temperatures have been temperate, with a tinge of cool in the air most mornings and evenings, and a light breeze to counter the sun’s warmth in the afternoon. 159 more words


Creatures great and small

We all know that Highland Bear is pretty wild – both as an idea, and as a place. There have been numerous stories of encounters with the wildlife, the occasional photo, and some first-hand experiences. 370 more words


Every creature fast and small

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
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Fair Summer Day in New England

Last Wednesday the sun rose at 5:53 a.m. in Old Saybrook, CT.  Our bedroom window faced east, though, so we were probably aware of the approaching day before then, “first light” being at 5:23.  890 more words