Monthly Archives: July 2012

Too Many Goats!

It is becoming a mantra. Every morning after five does have filed into the milking parlor and hopped up on the stand to be milked and fed, I mumble to myself, “Too many goats! We have too many goats!” Pouring the milk into gallon containers, I mutter, “Too much milk; we have too much milk.” [...]

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The Imperfect House

When my sister-in-law Margaret, an excellent ‘cellist, asked if I would host a house concert during her July visit, my immediate response was “Sure, that sounds like fun!” Then, as I sat in the living room sipping coffee and petting the cat, I began seeing my house through the eyes of a chamber music patron. [...]

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A Meditation for Worriers

This meditation goes with a chant that I learned while I was on a pilgrimage in Nepal. When I do this in a Sunday service, I sing each verse line by line and the congregation sings each line after me. After a spoken meditation and brief silence, we sing it through once more, line by [...]

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

  “They need to give the weatherman a window in his office.” Ronnie, the guy who cuts and bales our hay, had arrived with his baling equipment just in time for the first sprinkling of rain on the field he had cut a few days before… when clear weather was predicted to prevail for most [...]

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