Miscellaneous

The Henna Ritual

I woke up this morning – at the tail end of June – with a summer cold. Sneezing, tired and scratchy throat. It’s no surprise since we’ve dealt with weeks on end of damp, rainy weather. So we spent the majority of the day in bed with books and movies, even though it was finally… Continue reading The Henna Ritual

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Learning the Natural World

Sitting outdoors, or going for a walk, are enjoyable enough pursuits. Breathing fresh air, feeling a light breeze or sunlight on skin, and being in wide open spaces are simple delights in and of themselves. But, like most things, experiences can often be enriched by layering in some understanding of the environment at hand. Lately,… Continue reading Learning the Natural World

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A Lazy Forager

I enjoy getting out into field and forest to hike, and see if I can harvest some of nature’s bounty while I’m there, but I’m inherently lazy about it. I often find that I’m out of touch with the minutiae of nature’s seasons (more on that in a later post) and I miss the proverbial… Continue reading A Lazy Forager

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The Joy of Human Scale Restraint

I’ve read three books more or less concurrently recently, which are all connected across the themes of human scale living, restraint and appropriate technology usage. These are powerful themes I’ve embarked on studying personally this year, and which I’ve started to explore in posts on Technological Overload,¬†Getting Kinetic, Honoring Our Seasons, and¬†Digital Editing. Questions such… Continue reading The Joy of Human Scale Restraint