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How ’bout Yours?

“…And then — this is the real trick in living on a planet that contains many other human souls that are as valuable and multitudinous as your own — you must find a way to really listen to this other person’s answer, and to believe in their experience as fully as we believe in our […]

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Barefoot with the Singing Spiders

I went for a barefoot walk of the woods yesterday. A thing to be savoured before the bitey bugs wake up. Sleep tight mosquitos… One of many many things I like about walking barefoot is the quiet. I’m certain that to the critters in the woods I still sound like a bipedal animal (tripedal if […]

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A Poem for April

A Poem, for April by Morgan Harper Nichols Let this be the April you always remember.The April where you chose to believethere was more to the futurebeyond what you could see.The April where you learned to trust:no matter the unknowns before you,the sun would still rise and you would still find:you still grew how you […]

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“Go. And if you are scared, go scared.”

“Vai. E, se der medo, vai com medo mesmo.” Brazilian motto

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“Keeping Quiet”

Keeping Quiet~Pablo Neruda Now we will count to twelveand we will all keep stillfor once on the face of the earth,let’s not speak in any language;let’s stop for a second,and not move our arms so much. It would be an exotic momentwithout rush, without engines;we would all be togetherin a sudden strangeness. Fishermen in the […]

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Happy Pi Day!

~Kate

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“Singularity”

Another bit of sparkle. This one an alchemy of art and science, orbiting a poem by Marie Howe: “The Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)”. ~Kate

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Shine

I’ve previously had the pleasure of chatting about life with Jess Spooner of Rewild Wellness. But, like, over coffee, and just the two of us. This time tape was rolling, and our conversational wanderings were curated by Jess, as our chat was broadcast over the airwaves on her brand new show “Shine”. “Shine is a […]

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Maurice Sendak: “I am in love with the world.”

Every once in awhile, someone out there writes or composes or codes or films or creates something that reaches in and touches a corner of my soul. Sometimes it is by making something physical, like an object, or a piece of visual art. Sometimes it is poetry. And sometimes it is “just” by making a […]

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Snow Stories: Shrew-d Observations?

For each question I answer in the woods, five more appear. “Solved” tracks are surrounded by stories I haven’t read, and some where I don’t even know the language. I am getting better at recognizing animal tracks and sign. I can usually narrow things down so we’re at least pointed in a helpful direction. But […]