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Woods Walking #18: Literalness

Let’s begin this rumination with philosopher Martin Buber’s idea from his 1923 essay “Ich und Du” (I and Thou), “I’m OK, You’re OK.” The core of this idea is the mutuality of the human experience, regardless of gender, creed, race … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #16

The Earth, The Self, The Sky I have to start this post with sad news. Since my last post, I had to put down my long-time hiking companion, my Irish Setter, Trevor Molloy. “T-Dog” was with us for 14 years, … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #15

The Boundaries of Being My dog Trevor and I have been hiking the Ault Park trails consistently for almost four years now.  It’s healthy for both body and spirit! Earlier this week we were walking west on the Forest Loop … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #14

Human Collaboration Today’s technology allows us to see and know so much more.  But it also allows us to collaborate in amazing new ways via instant, massive communication.  This link is to a fascinating TED talk by artist Aaron Koblin.  … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #13

The Instinct for Life I will not apologize; there was an erotic undercurrent to this evening’s walk. There was a heavy thunderstorm late in the afternoon with torrents of rain.  By early evening, the park trials were bathed in a … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #12

Substantial Lineage: Back to the Roots of Being As the January moon waxed, its beauty in the woods increased.  We’d had a blanket of snow on the trails over the course of a week and as the moon revealed itself … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #11

Eternal Being and Manifestation of Spirit                               This installment is long so I’ll give you a quick preview.  It covers Stephen Hawking’s recent take on God’s creative role, some relevant opinions on cosmology, and, finally, my thoughts on the manifestation … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #10

The First Encounter This past weekend featured several crystal-clear nights leading up to the full moon on Saturday evening.  The best walk was Friday evening on the western end of the Forest Loop Trail.  The leaves weren’t all down yet, … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #9

Three Nights of Affirmation I normally start these installments with a recounting of the evening’s walk on the Ault Park trails, but this post has seen a longer-than-usual gestation.  Suffice it to say that the spring of 2010, when I … Continue reading

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Woods Walking #8

Farewell to Winter         Original Post  March 18, 2010 Ah, the Spring Equinox is at hand, we remembered to “spring forward” last weekend and our evening walks along the Ault Park trails are now in the waning light of day. I … Continue reading

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