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The Stillness of Snow

Just past dawn, I went outside into the silence of falling snow.  Suddenly, I realized how fresh snow fall changes the order of things.  Usually, I turn inward to seek stillness.  I sit down on my meditation cushion in a secluded corner. When it snows, I am drawn outside into the world, seeking a greater […]

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Truth is a Pathless Land

There is a gap in the cold.  Tomorrow the Ice Age returns, but today I’m going walking.  I once read that Thoreaux liked to walk three hours a day to feel balanced and connected to life.   I may not be out three hours but I will take a good long walk.  I am such a […]

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Fierce Warriors

Another blizzard visited us during the night.  It is early morning, and I am in the silence of the snow.  Nothing is moving.  I am looking out the window at snow-covered pine trees remembering that one winter in my home town in Northern New York, the drifts were so high, we could step up onto […]

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Conspiring Together

Greetings!  It’s snowing again in the greater New York area.  I just came in from walking around the lake.  I wonder where the ducks and swans go when the lake freezes over?  I see people ice fishing sometimes, though not today.  The New York Times reported that Russians from Brooklyn like to drive up here […]