including Raising Educational Achievement in Collaborative Hubs (REACH), CSSC, and the International Honors Society in Psychology (Psi Chi). “It is the friendships in these programs that make me want every other student to also feel welcomed on — Read on today.csuchico.edu/outstanding-friend-2020/ As I close in on my retirement from Chico State, I'd like to share [...]
What is it about nature that just seems so sacred to me? Why does it? Something as simple as a fresh breeze blowing on face can bring a sense of an awareness of sacredness. I am not a tree hugger, but I have been around certain trees and I get that feeling too. Sunrises, sunsets, [...]
As there is less traffic, and so less noise and pollution, bird song seems stronger, more insistent and very appealing. It is as if the birds are reminding us that they too share the planet. Thomas Merton had a number of spiritual awakenings linked to birdsong. One of the most beautifully written is on June… via [...]
I remember Homo Sapien, said the ole crustacean When he used to live on the bottom of the sea He was an odd little thing, but he had a lotta self esteem Kept saying there’s so much more he could be Claimed evolution was his game, nothing ever stays the same Take care [...]
From bees and butterflies to bears and beavers, the beauty and diversity of wildlife is all around you! This National Wildlife Week (April 6 – April …National Wildlife Week – Discover Nature in an Unusual Time (4 images) I really appreciated Laura’s insights.
How are you coping at the moment with this new way of life? as we carefully keep our distance from those that we really want to just fling our arms …Covid-19 and Special needs. I want to share Alison’s perspective. Her reminder is much appreciated.
In a wonderful letter to Czeslaw Milosz Thomas Merton writes about resurrection consciousness – “life is on our side” – where the God whom we seek is…Self isolation and resurrection I really enjoyed this post and Thomas Merton’s words.
Am I a Christian? The answer to that question used to have eternal consequences for me. However, the ultimate answer to this question required getting through an application with multiple parts. For me it went something like this: "Do you believe Jesus Christ is God's only Son?" If Yes, Go Step 2, If No, "Go [...]
I think the self isolation is starting get to the cats. Last night they were running crazy up and down the living room furniture and didn't care that I was sitting in one of the chairs. I might as well have been a big fat throw pillow as far they were concerned. They calmed down [...]