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Falling with Grace

Stand up for what is right!

Stand out from those who settle!

Stand tall in your convictions!

Yes, yes and yes. To make a stand or take a stand is noble, courageous. And so needed, especially these days when there is such a lack of integrity in so many sectors of life.

And yet we are human. We are going to fall.

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by George Herrick, life and recovery coach, shaman and artist  | 

A Time for Pruning


After a quiet winter season and before the riotous explosion of spring growth, there is a time for pruning. When storm debris is removed, the skeletal structure of the garden becomes starkly evident. Now it is time to eliminate, on trees, shrubs and woody plants, that which is diseased and damaged. 

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by Jean Golicz, Master Gardener and Mercy by the Sea Volunteer  |