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    Archive for the "Nature" Category

    Brown snakes, gastropods, and the very present darkness

    WE MOVED INTO our present house in mid-2015. Whoever landscaped the place really had a thing for rocks. There may be excellent reasons to have rocks everywhere but sometimes they get in the way, especially during the annual mowing of the monkey grass. We have one bed that contains about a dozen rocks, each the size […]

    Pilgrim at Peachtree Creek

    The South Fork of Peachtree Creek at the crossing near the Old Decatur Water Works Some books wait for you to be ready for them, then they call. Elizabeth and I were married in the summer of 1991. When she moved into my apartment in Durham she brought a paperback of Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker […]

    Hope is the thing with feathers

    Vaughn Fender, Elijah Fed by Ravens (2013) for the Old and New Project THE DAYS ARE dark in Israel. The Davidic monarchy has long since fallen apart and King Ahab has made an unholy alliance with the neighboring nation of Phoenicia. His worship of foreign gods is problematic, as is his refusal to do what Yahweh […]

    Give a personalized gift of Stars Beneath Us and help me do my little part for the environment

    Alan Dyer, Milky Way Amid the Trees (2012) “I walked in complete darkness. Other than the asphalt under my feet, the only way to tell I was on track was to look up — stars shining between the trees created a kind of overhead reflection of the road, making it easy to follow.” — Stars […]

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