Mountain Meditation

Mountain Meditation
May 10, 2018

Mothers on the move

By Marguerite Jill Dye

After a big family Mother’s Day Dinner, Mom started to scrub lots of Corning. Said the children, “It’s your day. You shouldn’t wash dishes! Just rinse, and do them in the morning.” From “A Smile, a…

Mountain Meditation
May 3, 2018

Let’s go for a walk!

A little poem I wrote in my 20s still holds true today: A Walk, Just a Walk A walk, just a walk, without destination, not hampered by unhappiness, or pressured by time. A walk, just a walk, that exercised thought, shared a smile,…

Mountain Meditation
April 26, 2018

Kids need Vitamin N

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Climbing a tree is a path to self-discovery. Building a woodland fort is an exercise in creativity. Stepping across a babbling brook develops confidence and brings joy. Our most treasured childhood memories are often from outdoor adventures. While 71 percent of…

Mountain Meditation
April 4, 2018

Acute stress disorder

By Marguerite Jill Dye

The other night, I couldn’t sleep. I was worrying and my husband was snoring. I crept downstairs and caught Stephen Colbert’s interview with Sean Penn. His face was drawn and his hair was disheveled. He’d taken an Ambien after a red-eye…

Mountain Meditation
March 30, 2018

Biding time until the end with Doc Martin

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Since beginning to write this weekly column I’ve paid keen attention to current events. I try to write about relevant themes with substance, inspiration, and integrity. I feel a sense of responsibility and have tried to keep up and stay aware…

Mountain Meditation
March 17, 2018

Wisdom from the island of “The Big Ice”

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Have you ever felt one with the universe, while gazing in awe at the twinkling stars? Have you communed with the trees and birds while hiking in the forests and woods? Have you felt inspired and empowered high up on a…

Mountain Meditation
March 7, 2018

Our students are reviving the “American spirit”

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics – but never give up,”…