The other day, I was heading up the hill for my bi-weekly hike, and I started to run. When I got to the top of the hill, I dumped my pen, paper, and sun hat, and decided to keep going–didn’t matter that I was wearing my beat-up rubber clogs with no socks (read Born to [...]
10 of my favorite photos I took on wed. night and early morning june 22nd. A night of trifold celebration: the summer solstice and two birthdays: Sarah’s 24th and Penn’s belated 21st (or so he told us).
observation: Lots of energy in the air.
I can’t count on fingers and toes the number of times I’ve been called a dirty hippie. If what my snarky friends mean is: you like hand-grown food, conserving water, observing Nature’s elegance, campfires with drumbeats and hearty howls, returning the home to the center of the economy (look up the Greek root, oikos), and [...]
Recently, I’ve gone on two walks and gotten semi-lost. What is this you ask? It’s a feeling of being lost, but knowing that if you keep moving you can find your way to where you wanna go.
After typing out, it sounds like a metaphor on life. Who knows all the answers? If anyone has [...]
We brought in the Summer the way is should be, with a wonderful evening of dancing and fireworks. This morning, the first full day of summer, dawned warm and a little muggy. It is amazing to experience this change of season here on the mountain-top. When we arrived it was cool and we even got [...]
Sunday is a free day. Things are done, but in no particular order, and the things that are done can be for the group or not. This week, during our free day, I caught Sarah baking biscuits, Spencer breaking down cardboard, Kat writing a letter, and others just hanging out and talking. Some just returned [...]
Has anyone blogged yet about the hill? No?? Well its about time that someone does because, let me tell you, it’s a doozy! Here at the Allegheny Mountain School our main “campus” resides on what is nearly the top of a mountain. Our cabins, our bathhouse, our studio, and our communal space, the Beta House, [...]
Last night, I killed a raccoon.
It looked like it was holding something in its mouth, too. I may have killed a baby raccoon, too.
We fellows traveled to Warm Springs to see a movie about (and presentation by) Gunther Hauk of Spikenard Farm. The film surveyed the systemic pesticides, industrial monocultures, [...]
–noun, plural -ses
1. Biology . a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly. 2. a complete change of form, structure, or substance, a transformation by magic or witchcraft. 3. any complete change in appearance, character,circumstances, etc.
Yeah, I did it. I stated the dictionary definition at the beginning of the essay (thanks Dictionary.com). So [klee-shay]. But sometimes it’s helpful to revisit a word and rediscover its different meanings. I’m inspired by the word metamorphosis because I recently [...]