Duff here. As I look around My World, I notice a lot of Worrying going on. Folks are wound up over a potential cost of Eggs. Or Cold Weather. Or “I-texted-Them-and-They-haven’t-texted-Me back.” Or “What will I do next Tuesday?” Lots of Fussing about over little Issues, if You ask Me. Not living unstuck at all.…Read More
What Will You Have to Give Up?
Mother Nature is showing me what it looks like to let go. Watch the trees who know how to make it through the long haul of winter. The flowers that flourished during the summer. They know spring doesn’t come without winter. That cold season isn’t survivable without letting go. For me, autumn is a good…Read More
Reserves Running Low? Time to Refuel!
The first part of the new year has been a time for resolutions and goals. Looking to the past to see what happened and what didn’t. Mourning losses of the familiar. Of what used to be. A good friend recently said it’s like we’re in a personal drought. You are usually able to fill up…Read More
All About Trees
As I was walking yesterday, I found I was paying attention to trees. All the different kinds here on the Mountain! I recognize some of them by their bark, their leaves, their height. But, to really know a tree, I have to watch it closely: where it stands, how it moves, its relationship to other…Read More
Resilience Over the Years
Love many. Trust few. Learn to paddle your own canoe. —Vanilla Beane, 100-year-old milliner Duff here. Recently, Mom and I watched an interview with The Hat Lady, 100-year-old Vanilla Beane. What a woman! Think of all She has seen in Her Life: From horse and Buggy to the Space Shuttle, and everything in between. Born…Read More
Want to be More Resilient?
Alongside the dirt road, a cedar tree grew for many years. It had endured rain and snow, sleet and hail. Heat was of no matter, for it had long ago acclimated to that temperature. Its roots had traveled deep into the earth, where it was sturdily anchored. But one day, a powerful wind swept through…Read More