Author: Justin Van Kleeck

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Honk (and Smile) If You Love Canada Geese

Sometimes nature blows you over like an angry breath from Boreas, Greek god of the north wind. Other times, though, and probably more often, nature sneaks up on you like a snake slithering through the grass to catch a witless mouse. Nature can be loud and dazzling and catch you whether you will or no, […]

September 14th

Meditation on Labor Day

Labor Day? Labor Day? Please. It ought to be called Lazy Day, as far as I can figure. I mean, here I am on this wonderful day of freedom from toil, which is only darkened by the fact that it comes at the end of a long weekend, without a care in the world or […]

September 1st

A Perilous Walk in a Plastic World

Out once again for my daily constitutional and communion–another long morning walk–I blow slowly down this country road like the breeze in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, like so many other wisps of Earth’s breath from time immemorial, like a ghost haunting some sacred ground. With my every organ of sensory input wide open and on […]

August 24th