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Feelings are signals

In his book 12 Rules for Life, An Antidote to Chaos, Jordan Peterson writes that in order to live a better life, we must learn to pay attention to the things that bother us. This advice strikes me as counter-intuitive, yet … Continue reading

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GAGGLE. 1 : a flock of geese when not in flight 2 : a cluster of people lacking organization

Over the last year, I’ve been writing a book about our family’s adventures on our little farm, and it didn’t take long before a pattern began to emerge. Every year or two, I get An Idea. Whenever this happens, Jon … Continue reading

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Rocking Who I’ve Fought to Become

“The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes. You are going to … Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free

“If you will not reveal yourself to others, you cannot reveal yourself to yourself. That does not only mean that you suppress who you are, although it also means that. It means that so much of what you could be … Continue reading

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Till We Meet Again

Lisa opened her eyes and looked around her hospital bed. While she slept, the room had filled and for the first time, she saw the friends and family members gathered there. She arched a brow. “What brings you all here?” … Continue reading

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Swales

Jon and I have decided to try our hand at a permaculture system that involves planting many different varieties of plant and tree in and near swales, which we’ve dug in our front yard. It’s not pretty, but we’re hoping … Continue reading

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I Remember

I don’t know my children’s birth dates. I realize most parents know these rather insignificant little details about their children: height… weight… eye color… and curiously I’ve also discovered most parents are expected to know these things. I’m always being … Continue reading

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