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“It was a though we’d been living for a year in a dense grove of old trees, a cluster of firs, each with its own rhythm and character, from whom our bodies had drawn not just shelter but perhaps even a kind of guidance as we grew into a family.”
― David Abram

The Illustrator

June 22, 2013

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"Understand: the task of an activist is not to negotiate systems of power with as much personal integrity as possible–it’s to dismantle those systems."
— Lierre Keith

Rocco and Vlad

February 11, 2013

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"We set this house on fire forgetting that we live within. "
— Jim Harrison

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013

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“I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait.”
C.S. Lewis

Vlad is Back

December 31, 2012

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“Truth has to be given in riddles. People can’t take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.”
― Chaim Potok

Tires

June 16, 2012

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“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”
― J.K. Rowling

Roofing

June 14, 2012

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Human beings are like rivers; the water is one and the same in all of them but every river is narrow in some places, flows swifter in others; here it is broad, there still, or clear, or cold, or muddy or warm. It is the same with men. Every man bears within him the germs of every human quality, and now manifests one, now another, and frequently is quite unlike himself, while still remaining the same man.”
― Leo Tolstoy

Vlad’s Back

June 12, 2012

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"When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. As you think of him you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself. Whenever two Sons of God meet they are given another chance at salvation. Do not leave anyone without giving salvation to him and receiving it yourself. For I am always there with you, in remembrance of you."
— A Course in Miracles

Welcome Back Party

October 2, 2011

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 26, 2010

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“We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us birth, it is with sorrow we are forced by the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood…we bid farewell to it and all we hold dear.” -Tsalagi (Cherokee) Vice Chief speaking of The Trail of Tears, November 4, 1838