Practicing Together #10

Seed thought taken from Leaning into Mystery’s “Practicing Together” weekly series. I noticed  the hawthorns blooming. I noticed the swans in the southwest, the red winged blackbirds in the north, the wood ducks in the northwest and the woodpecker in the east. I noticed the hum that comes from the land in the spring and summer, […]

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For Boston, With Love

  Deep within the still center of my being, may I find peace. Silently within the quiet of the Grove, may I share peace. Gently, within the greater circle of humankind, may I radiate peace. —The Druid Prayer for Peace

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Hemlock

First off, in case anyone here is reading from Europe, I’m not talking about the stuff Socrates used to end his days. Why the shared name? Supposedly, when the needles of Eastern/Canadian hemlock, or Tsuga canadensis,  are crushed, they produce a smell similar to that of poison hemlock. However, Eastern hemlock is a slow-growing, long-lived tree that, unlike many […]

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