Itasca Park

THIS MORNING WE ONCE AGAIN FIND OURSELVES BACK IN THE WARM, SULTRY CONFINES OF THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES. Yesterday we took our face masks and hand sanitizer and Kathy’s 45 miles per gallon hybrid and traveled to a sister church, the Cathedral of the Really Big Pines—Itasca Park.

Mrs. Figs’ Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart

SOMETIMES LIFE PRESENTS US WITH WONDERFUL AND UNEXPECTED SURPRISES. A couple of years ago I received a heartfelt email from a nice lady in Camarillo, California, who said she owned a small, independent bookstore called Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm.

Church of the Island

AT THE CHURCH OF THE ISLAND, HARD ON THE CANADIAN BORDER, crows and ravens serve as alarm clocks and alert the congregation to the rising of the sun. It continues its journey, having already ascended over Fire Island and Montawk Point; over Manhattan and Niagara and Sault Sainte Marie; over Georgian Bay and Grand Portage, Pigeon Falls, Gunflint and Saganaga,

A Marvelous Construction

AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES IT IS A BEAUTIFUL MORNING. But we are not there to see it as we are attending services at the Church O’ The Lake.

Our Eagle Family

HERE AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES, it is a beautiful morning. We have mentioned frequently over the last few months the progress of our Eagle Family,

Happy Father’s Day

HERE AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES by the 2400 mile long Church Pond, it is Father’s Day, and many of our members are celebrating. Quietly, of course. (Ours is a humble and modest congregation).

An Exciting Day in the Pine Point Woods

IT IS A VERY BIG AND EXCITING DAY IN THE PINE POINT WOODS. This morning much screeching and caterwauling came from the eagles’ nest about 150 feet from the cabin.

Jubilee Day

TODAY IS ‘JUNETEENTH,’ also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day. It is the day in 1865 that, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had freed African American slaves in the Confederate states, they were finally, officially proclaimed to be free in the last and most remote slave state, Texas. Its meaning is therefore powerful.

Warm and Breezy Summer Morning

ON A WARM AND BREEZY SUMMER MORNING, we have had a hard time getting off the deck under the big pines and moving on with the day. Each time we stir a new bird or critter comes by to entertain and delight us.

Books are All Out!

WELL, THE BOOKS ARE ALL OUT! SHIPPED!! GONE!!! WHOOPPEE!!!! The demand took off even faster than expected. Thanks so much for the great response and interest.