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Rhodes Rhodes, the inquisitive, scholarly roadrunner, saw me from afar and hurried toward the bench I sat on.  I swear he recognized me, yet he stopped for a moment, as if suddenly unsure. I called; he came closer. He likes to hear the recorder play.  Alas, I was without my soprano; instead, I spoke in… More

Rays of Hope

“The first sparrow of Spring! The year beginning with younger hope than ever.” Henry David Thoreau Amanda Gorman our National Youth Poet Laureate is a fine young sparrow whose poem, The Hill We Climb, delivered at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden, deeply moved a nation and offered renewed hope on January 20th, 2021. Though… More


“It’s the beauty within us that makes it possible to see the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at but what you see.” — Thoreau When I first arrived at my river sanctuary I could see through the bushes and the leaves, a single sandhill crane thirty feet away on one… More


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