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The Squirrels and Bluejays are Full of Piss and Vinegar

AT THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES, the deacons are beginning to don their white robes… The squirrels and bluejays are full of piss and vinegar, busy-busy, sending that more is to come.

Just sitting in the shade of a palm tree in the backyard-Visiting Florida

TODAY THE CHURCH O’ THE PINES is locked in ice and snow. We will be returning there this evening, as we leave sunny Florida behind. We have had a lovely time celebrating granddaughter Sofie’s 1st birthday, visiting the beach, spending time with Eric and Ryan. Just sitting in the shade of a palm tree in the backyard seemed like a

Spring and Sun and Green Things Are Not So Far Away

HERE AT THE CHURCH O THE PINES IT IS A QUIET DAY, as are most. The residents and congregation are mostly untroubled by the tweets of destructive idiots, comforted instead by the tweets of birds. Nuthatches ‘yank.’ Chickadees ‘chick.’ The cardinals ‘chip.’ Occasionally the Bluejays let fly with a slightly louder commentary. But on the whole it is a quiet

SHORT ESSAY ON THE MEANINGS OF A LONG-AGO NIGHT

LAST YEAR ON CHRISTMAS EVE, AND THE YEAR BEFORE, I POSTED A SHORT ESSAY ON THE MEANINGS OF A LONG-AGO NIGHT. I’ve been asked to share it again… Approximately 2020 years ago an infant was born (skeptics who doubt that he ever really existed advance a weak case, with more faith in skepticism itself than in evidence) likely in a