Updated: Nov 17, 2017Woodland Friends I was walking in Huntley Meadows Park, in Fairfax, Virginia, and saw a deer across the stream, grazing, illuminated by the afternoon sun. I stopped to take a photo. There was a flutter of wings, and a large heron landed close to the deer, and seemed to be greeting him by beating his wings. As I watched, I understood them to be friends. It was a joyful sight. Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, is located in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County, Virginia, south of the city of Alexandria. (Maureen Spagnolo) Click for larger image.
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Columns & Essays
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I love the bright colors of the landscape artwork on the cover because it is a perfect reflection of this primary colored music.
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I had the exceptional pleasure of first hearing Teresa Tudury at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swan’s Island Maine in 2014. Her presence, her fluid and wild voice, guitar playing, humor and deep heart blew me away.
What are we capable of, as human beings? Can we become perfect or divine or magnificent? We look at grand figures in history or fictional heroes and heroines and feel instinctively that that is how we should be. Yet, “becoming perfect” or growing beyond the “normal” status of humans is extraordinarily difficult. We may sometimes grumble, “Nobody’s perfect. We’re just human.”
How we view other humans is closely tied to how we view ourselves. Who are we? What is our identity? To me, this question is one of the central questions of life on earth. I believe that the answer goes far beyond opinions and belongs instead to the realm of scientific truth. As much as we can all finally agree that the world is round, I believe that one day we’ll all agree on a clear definition of the true identity of humans. The science that proves this will undoubtedly boggle our minds. Until then, I believe that the proof rests in our hearts.
There is also the question: “Who are you to receive a message from God? Only holy and special people can receive God’s messages.” To that, I say, “God lives in all of us and speaks to all of us.” I believe that it is now time to universally recognize that the indwelling God is equally available to all of us, without exception.
“No one can stop me from communicating with each and every human being. No one can stop me from whispering words of love to their souls, or embracing them continuously. No one can say that any individual is unworthy to be loved by me, or doesn’t have the ability to hear me and feel my loving presence.”
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One thing I must say about Smithfield Fair, they are prolific! They crank out the sounds, the songs, and the heart.
I’ve just come in from shoveling snow from the third consecutive winter storm this week. This, with the cartilage-free zones of my knees which are about to be guillotined from my legs and replaced with metal and plastic joints next month.
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From the opening chords of “American Soul” I was riveted. Phil has an epic room-filling style.
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Rick makes me smile because he comes up with little ditties that crack me up. “Boss Ain't Here”, includes the lines:
~ a gem of a Christmas album ~
One can hardly listen to Christmas carols any more without thinking about credit cards, discounts and smartphone apps. That’s why this album is such a treasure...
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Help the World
“They lost their freedom because they love freedom. They love freedom for other people and they love freedom for their nation.”
The onset of heavy snow in deep Maine winter can be compared to that thing people say about a woman having a baby – that you forget what it’s like until it happens again.
Biomatrix Water Systems creates floating filters that restore polluted water sources back to their original pristine condition. Watch this inspiration and very hopeful talk by Galen Fulford, Managing Director of Biomatrix.
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
Watch our first film right here.
Stories & Poetry
~ YouTube VideoNov 17, 2017
This is a short story that I've written about an orchid queen who lost her way. ~
Can an orchid forget? One might not think so, but this one forgot. She was born next to a thicket of vines in a forest that echoed with the thrum of bullets and the animosity of men. When she was very young, a boot had fallen on her body, exhausting her in a bewilderment of panic as she struggled to free herself. Eventually, the boot had been dragged away, leaving behind scars and confusion in her delicate heart.
~ YouTube VideoNov 10, 2017
Is religious freedom important? Will it help society and the world? If it were up to you, would you guarantee complete religious freedom for all individuals? Would you like that freedom for yourself?
~ YouTube VideoNov 3, 2017
If we assume that God exists, we are still left with the question of relationship. Is God far away or intimate and close? Does God leave us when we act selfishly or stay with us through every moment of our life? How does God feel about us? Does God love us all the time or only when we are good?
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