Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rahula

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” Albert Schweitzer, member, Church of the Larger Fellowship, … Continue reading

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I am learning to see. Yes…

I am learning to see. Yes, I am beginning. It still goes badly. But I intend to make the most of my time.

Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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A reading from the mystic poet Rabia of Basra

This post is my portion of a UU worship service I helped put together with a group of 4 adults, 4 youth at Midwest Leadership School July 17.  Whether you are a Unitarian Universalist by birth or you have chosen … Continue reading

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Fox Den to Morgan Monroe State Forest Backcountry

We got an early start today. No coffee and bare minimum for breakfast. Had to conserve rations, plus we’d been getting such late starts this week we felt like a change of pace. It proved to be a great decision. … Continue reading

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Dollsberry Junction to Fox Den Shelter

Gloriously short hike this day. Our destination was a mere 5 or 6 miles away at a Lutheran Church Camp. The church camp welcomes anyone passing through to stay over or just stop for a brief rest at their AT-style … Continue reading

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Red Pines, Prange Pond, Plum Creek

Our 2nd all-day trip began with a very serene and brisk (yes, those 2 things can happen at once!) trek around Yellowwood Lake. Great views of the water and gentle little ascents and descents got us going at a fast … Continue reading

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Morning in Yellowwood–reflecting on yesterday

We’ve been awake for about an hour. Right now, sipping coffee and mentally preparing to put packs back on. Yesterday was intense! From Crooked Creek trail head on, it was almost all uphill. We knew about the crazy ascent just … Continue reading

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