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The Bear ~

“Bears are not companions of men, but children of God, and His charity is broad enough for both… We seek to establish a narrow line between ourselves and the feathery zeros we dare to call angels, but ask a partition barrier of infinite width to show the rest of creation its proper place. 58 more words


Paradise Paradox 

Do you have a favorite place? One of those places that when you arrive an immediate peace consumes you. For me, that place is the mountains. 568 more words


A Pedagogy of Perception

“The wise man sees a different tree from the fool.”

William Blake

When you look at a tree, what do you see? Imagine that we ask this question to a class of teenagers as they near the end of their schooling. 3,262 more words


Death Valley, Pt. 1: Astral America

Last spring, we ran down to Death Valley, chasing wildflowers. Krista used to go all the time as a kid, but I’d somehow never been. It’s out of order, I know, but the next several entries will be about the trip. 2,195 more words

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Soul of Nature

“Oh,these vast,calm,measureless mountain days,days in whose light everything seems equally divine,opening a thousand windows to show us God.”-John Muir

The Literary Drover No. 196

Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. The sun shines not on us but in us. 28 more words




Today’s post was easy. The second I saw “infinite” I knew I’d go grab this quote. John Muir’s writings have had more effect on me than any other author and I love to quote him. 39 more words