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Stories and the Web of Life

“We all have stories. And they must be told. 
In telling our stories we affirm our selves, our very being and 
thereby the purpose of our Creator and our lives." 
- Sophy Burnham, Author

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By Anne Simpkinson  | 

Bees and Being: Soil and Spirit

I typically dress head to toe for gardening, including gloves. Spending as much time as I do amongst the plants also increases the likelihood of insect bites, particularly ticks. Sometimes, however, I just can’t resist the spontaneity of wandering barefoot through the early morning dew to pull a few weeds.

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By Jean Golicz, Master Gardener and Member of the Board of Mercy by the Sea  | 

Pandemic Light of Be-ing.

Given our illusions of
invincibility and greed;
Fears of scarcity leading
to the darkness of hoarding;
Our unceasing efforts to control
and master nature’s elements;

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By Sister Fran Repka, RSM  |