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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
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,”…

Mountain Meditation
February 28, 2018

The new American revolution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

How have we come to this point, America, that students who cowered in closets and classrooms, beside murdered classmates and coaches, must lead the charge to bring sense to our laws? How have we come to be represented by leaders who…

Mountain Meditation
February 21, 2018

America’s killing fields and sacrificial lambs

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over,” British journalist Dan Hodges tweeted when the gun debate ended after the Sandy Hook massacre where 20 elementary school children were gunned down.

We have had 239 school mass shootings since…

Mountain Meditation
February 15, 2018

The wonder of nature à la Rachel Carson

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts . . . there is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night,…