Thanks, self-reliance, & context

Dear Friends, Just read that when Emerson wrote “On Self Reliance” he was supported and cared for in his daily life by his wife, mother-in-law, three servants, and a gardener — and the wealth he inherited from his first wife.  His thoughts were carefully cultivated by his good friends and great books. I wonder what…

Beyond Remembering

I participated in a thoughtful gathering to remember the dead on Saturday. We lit candles, shared music and food. The room began to warm with the presence of the dead souls. After about 20 minutes of listening to others speak about “their” dead, I was finding so many souls who had left this life (some…