Category Archives: Weather and Seasons

Sharing Battle Road

So here it is May, and in Southern New England spring is in full riot. Gardens have flowers again, and trees have green leaves. It finally feels like it’s OK to put the storm windows up and the screens down. … Continue reading

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Spring, and remembering how to run

A short meditation for an early spring day…. It’s the last day of March, and the weather reports are predicting rain, sleet, and snow for the Boston area — an early April Fool’s Day prank from the God of Seasons.

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One Fine Day

  Carole King, One Fine Day According to the almanac, official spring arrived on Monday morning at 6:29 a.m., although I missed the moment because I was still asleep.

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Life in 2016

As 2016 drew to a close, I was a little surprised how many people on social media (and elsewhere) went out of their way to throw rotten fruit at the year on its way out. Of course there’s a long … Continue reading

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The Natural Order of Things

“Once there was a shop owner who wanted a sign to put up in front of his shop to bring him good luck and many customers. He went to a Zen monk, and asked the monk to write a sign … Continue reading

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Traveller in Two Worlds

    A week and a half ago I ran alone in the late afternoon, nine miles along the Reformatory Branch trail from Concord Center to Bedford Depot and back. A couple of days later I ran with the team, … Continue reading

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Fairhaven Bay

So here we are at the end of another August. Hints and warnings that it’s time to give up the long habit of summer are everywhere. A week ago I stopped on my way home from work to run on … Continue reading

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