Posts made in May, 2019

My Wobbly Bicycle, 172

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Featured | 2 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 172

The day our little paradise on the Elk River in Maryland was ruined, I sat on our deck, turned my face to the wall and cried. The strip of land behind us, the viney, drapey, wooded path to the Elk River that we thought of as our own, was obliterated by buyers of the house behind and to the right of us. Soon there were ATVs roaring just beyond our back yard.   Which reminds me of what’s just happened locally behind the airport. First Costco ripped out a forest of trees, home to countless creatures, then the airport took almost all the rest. What’s going, what’s gone. It’s hard to...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 171

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Archive | 1 comment

My Wobbly Bicycle, 171

A while back, I asked for suggestions for blog posts. Here is one from a writer I admire, Kate Carroll de Gutes, that I think is pretty interesting—“How to maintain a spiritual practice in a social media world.” Well, Kate’s younger than I am, so my world is probably less social-media than hers. I don’t do Instagram, rarely look at Tweets, and even more rarely Tweet myself. Still. “Maintain a spiritual practice” is a loaded. You might call a walk in the woods a “spiritual practice,” but that isn’t what’s usually meant. Even sitting in a church or synagogue or mosque may...

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