community, outdoors

Winter weary? Take cue from wild things

Even if you don't have a feeder at home -- and, why not? -- you can watch birds living their best winter lives online. Many nature centers have a live feed from a feeding station. These are New Yorker birds at Cornell University. In Appalachia, we finally have plenty of snow -- and enough cold… Continue reading Winter weary? Take cue from wild things

community, spiritual life

Liking my neighbor

“You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.” Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, an American television show Dumb cane. Pretty house plant or the roots of community? There's a widower a… Continue reading Liking my neighbor

community, spiritual life

Loving others — lavishly!

"I wanna live like there's no tomorrow, love like I'm borrowed time. It's good to be alive." Jason Gray, American contemporary-Christian songwriter/singer If the love of Jesus is in your heart, it can "bearly" be contained. Put a bear in your car, your window, your doorway or on your porch. That's one of the newest… Continue reading Loving others — lavishly!