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Happy Labor Day!

Posted: September 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Wolfing around

Posted: September 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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A little perspective

Posted: August 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Eyes on the prize

Posted: August 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

American athlete and Sac and Fox Nation member Jim Thorpe competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. On the morning of his events, he discovered his shoes were stolen. Luckily he found two mismatched track shoes in a garbage bin. One shoe was too big, however, so he threw on an extra sock. He went on to win two gold medals that glorious day, in decathlon and pentathlon. Take a lesson from Jim, and don’t let setbacks keep you back. Keep on keeping on!

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Summer camp champs

Posted: August 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

It’s that time of year again. All that’s left are memories and mud. We will treasure the friends we’ve made. This never-to-be-forgotten snail says a fond farewell to its summer camper counterpart at Audubon Sharon, a wildlife sanctuary of the National Audubon Society in Sharon, Connecticut. Until next year, forest friends!

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Happy Friendship Day!

Posted: August 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

A TIME TO TALK

When a friend calls to me from the road

And slows his horse to a meaning walk,

I don’t stand still and look around

On all the hills I haven’t hoed,

And shout from where I am, What is it?

No, not as there is a time to talk,

I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,

Blade-end up and five feet tall,

And plod: I go up to the stone wall

For a friendly visit.

—Robert Frost

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Challenge not accepted!

Posted: July 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Awooo!

Posted: July 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Bug buddy

Posted: July 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Fossils found from the Triassic Period 190 million years ago indicate that the giant weta of New Zealand is an insect species that’s older than some dinosaurs. Certain arthropod-happy New Zealanders keep them as pets. Wetas have ears on their knees. Some are as heavy as two sparrows or three mice. And they love eating carrots! I don’t think they play fetch. But they might bring you your slippers in the morning!

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted: July 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Fourth of July is a holiday traditionally celebrated with fireworks. And fireworks come in many forms. Colorful explosions of flowers. Vibrant crayon drawings. And corn!

This is glass gem corn, a heritage variety cultivated by Oklahoma farmer Carl “White Eagle” Barnes.

Photo and story found at Seedbroadcast

Seed-keeper Carl was half-Cherokee, half Scottish-Irish, and in the course of growing older corn varieties he was able to isolate and cultivate ancestral types that had been lost to various Native tribes after their relocation to the Oklahoma territory in the 1880s. Carl’s philosophy: “The Seed Remembers.”

I stand in a radiant Glory

My roots in the heart of Mother Earth

My crown in the clouds of Father Sky

The Four Winds encircle me in spirals of Love

One going up, then down

One going down, then up

They meet in the Center of Complete Perfection—

The Human Stalk of Corn

—Carl Barnes

 

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