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Flames and embers

Fire Meditation

In the winter I have a morning meditation. It starts in October and ends in April. It is one I have to do in the morning whether I like it or not, more to the case whether I want to be warm or not. Before morning tea or toast, with sleep still in my eyes, I must create fire. It… Read more →

Squirrel Cover red-railed dock


I arrived late in the season. Moving a bit more north and a bit more rural, I arrived to my new home both in the darkest and coldest time of year. I had to run around with weather striping and plastic for thin windows, scramble to secure wood for the old blaze king, and I spent days chopping frozen rounds… Read more →