EVERY DAY SPIRIT BLOG

For a little comfort and joy, browse through uplifting stories written during my adventures of the soul in an isolated cabin near the Blue Ridge Mountains and up to the present. Some stories appear in the new book Every Day Spirit: A Daybook of Wisdom, Joy and Peace.

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July 31, 2017

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Soon after I moved here, I noticed something of grave concern: There were wasp nests under many of the eves of the cabin. Most were fairly small starter homes, but nonetheless, they were there and I was not going to peacefully co-exist with them.

Peter, the supremely h...

July 24, 2017

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The first time I came home to the cabin after dark and shut off my lights at the end of the long gravel driveway, I sat in dread.

This was a huge mistake.

There was no way I was going to walk from the car down the tiered steps through the tunnel of trees to the front d...

July 17, 2017

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I crossed the one-lane bridge and caught site of the enormous black bull who lives in a bucolic field next to a lake on Hunters Road.

Walking up the hill I wonder, What is your name, Big Bull?

In rhythm with my steps, I roll over possible names for him. He needs a regal...

July 10, 2017

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In early spring during my walks around the sheep and llama field, I watched the farmer behind a local inn plant what became a flourishing, organic garden.

She tilled the soil and lovingly infused the Virginia clay with rich compost.

She padded up the rows, planted prec...

July 3, 2017

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For hours I heard the heartbreaking flutter of little wings in the pipe of the wood burning stove with no idea of how to help.

A friend advised opening the flue and letting the little guy drop into the stove, then trying to fish him out from there. Really? Just catch a...

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