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Morning at the Botanic Gardens

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“We Light These Lights: A New Hanerot Hallelu Prayer for Hanukkah” by Rabbi Brant Rosen

We light these lights for the instigators and the refusers the obstinate and unyielding for the ones who kept marching the ones who tended the fires the ones who would not bow down. We light these lights for the sparks … Continue reading

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“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”

We just happened to “bump into” Hoichi Kurisu yesterday at Anderson Gardens. He is a world-renowned landscape designer, having designed Anderson Japanese Gardens and the Portland Japanese Gardens (two of our favorites), as well as many other gardens and meditative … Continue reading

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Before the harsh neon lights of the school day get turned on

In the morning, I often don’t turn all the classroom lights on. At least not right away. It feels too harsh, too bright. If some student happens to flip on all the switches when they come in the room all … Continue reading

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Early morning watery abstracts

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Light in the late afternoon kitchen

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The harbinger of life and warmth to come

On this longest night of the year, we potted some paperwhites that a student gave me on Friday and brought up three amaryllis which have been hibernating in pots inside of closed paper bags in the basement. The amaryllis were … Continue reading

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