Approaching Frog and Maple Time

I’ve always been tuned into the big rolling wheel of the seasons. I hold a deep reverence for things that move in cycles (most things), and so take any opportunity I can direct attention to seasonal change. I’m always surprised when I realize that not everyone sees time as this deep cycle of millions of seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter without end) wheeling along from Big Bang...

Winter is a Coming In

We’re officially not quite half-way between autumn equinox on September 21st and winter solstice on December 21st, but the “cold alert” has been sounding in our house the last week or so. We’ve had a frost, the leaves are falling, and the heat’s even kicked on two or three times. My wife Betsy looks to the mercury creeping downward as a time to mourn the passing of...

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