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One a Day by Gunilla Norris

One a Day by Gunilla Norris

an excerpt from Companions on the Way by Gunilla Norris There is no book that talks about spiritual and heart-full practices that does not include gratitude as central. It’s not hard to see that when we are given something, and truly receive it, our response will be...
To Be Thankful by Heidi Barr

To Be Thankful by Heidi Barr

I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. –Alice Walker   an excerpt from Woodland Mantiou by Heidi Barr It was late fall the year that my daughter was eight months old and didn’t care for the practice of...
Wood Stove by Heidi Barr

Wood Stove by Heidi Barr

an excerpt from Woodland Mantiou by Heidi Barr Two weeks ago, a lanky man and his assistant rambled up to the house bearing silver stove pipes and ladders and left two hours later as we gazed at our newly installed wood stove. We got it from a guy across the river...
The Mainstream: Going back to the Source

The Mainstream: Going back to the Source

by Heidi Barr, author of Woodland Manitou   I walk through the tall grass toward the place where the water bubbles out of the ground, cold as ice and clear as fresh air.  To get here, you have to drive down a winding back road and pull off ot the side of it to...
Writing the Quotidian by Iris Graville

Writing the Quotidian by Iris Graville

Writing the Quotidian by Iris Graville, author of Hiking Naked   Quotidian.  I read that word in an essay I critiqued during my first semester in my MFA program. I had to look it up.  Ironically, it’s a fancy word for something that’s not, well, very fancy. ...
Walking into Words by Katherine Hauswirth

Walking into Words by Katherine Hauswirth

Several years back, I took a course with writer Chris Woodside on the connection between walking and writing. The class was an intimate group, and it turned out nearly all of us were from Deep River. So, for 6 weeks we were canvassing the pavements, woods, and...