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“Wish for the Result with Great Fervor…”

Yoga Action Wish for the result with great fervor, but remain completely patient and serene. Gertrud Hirschi, Mudras, Yoga in your Hands            Yoga and action – we don’t often connect the two.  But like the word yoga itself, many … Continue reading

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Hello, and Good-bye

Wolf Myth:  Wolves will rip humans limb from limb, if given half a chance. Wolf True Story:  This happened to me, so I know it’s true. This last trip to Yellowstone, we hiked to Shoshone Lake.  We take this hike … Continue reading

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Soar Like an Eagle – more from Grebe Lake in Yellowstone

and – of course – be still like a wolf Grebe Lake Happy am I called Grebe Lake reflecting passing clouds and the hills that surround me home to many creatures happy am I Happy am I the black wolf … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

Who Are We? Americans, including me, think of themselves as decent people.  Certainly we have made mistakes as a nation – big mistakes.  But we learn from them, grow, and improve.  Our social structure encourages this. But now I wonder. … Continue reading

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Can We Talk?

Dear Friends, Here is a letter e-mailed to Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Mr. Ashe is considering plans to permit wolf hunting in Wyoming.  I post this letter in the continuing hope that words have … Continue reading

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Weapons of War

Weapons of War The mighty rage ready their weapons steel their hearts polish their hate Their adversaries, having nothing to polish, avoid the fray armed only with craft, skill and a survivor’s will

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The Coming and the Going – Wolf Shadow

The Coming Black shadow at the forest edge grows and deepens darkens to a thicker ink begins to quiver moving now into the meadow a black wolf emerges from my imagination The Going Rested, satisfied returning to the shadows satiating … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 3 – The Black Wolf with the Blue Face at his Kill

Manners The black wolf with the blue face dines with reserve wiping his mouth carefully with his tongue taking time to savor the flavor nervously watching for unwelcome company but retiring graciously at frequent intervals so the humans, should they … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 1

My Brother the Wolf*  My brother the wolf sings his music under clear stars a chant I recognize but cannot name haunts me  My brother the wolf hears the fear and longing in our hearts sees confusion at a glance … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood Meets The Three Little Pigs

Lamentation  Kill for pleasure kill for hate kill to merely eradicate  It’s been done before and will happen again the sword proves mightier than the pen  Powered by myth fueled by fear reason alone will not prevail here  No safety … Continue reading

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