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by Lauri Gwilt

January 05, 2019

As we welcome in a New Year, many of us are boldly and decidedly tossing the idea of New Year’s Resolutions right out the window.

I know…given our goal-oriented culture it’s kind of a badass thing to say, but there’s a way to approach the idea of causing change and making improvements that offers a much more user-friendly experience.

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by Tania Carriere

December 29, 2018

There is an irrefutable truth about silver. Regardless of the degree of ornateness, the careful craftsmanship or the beauty of the design, silver will oxidize and tarnish. It will loose its shine. Its beauty will become hard to see, putting its value in doubt. 

It is not a fault but rather a necessary occurrence; glory indiscernibly begins to fade. The patina is lost. Handled and exposed, the delicate carvings, the… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

December 22, 2018

Animals make more trails than humans do, in the Oregon woods around our home. It’s easier to follow their paths in winter, even if snow hasn’t yet fallen. Mud carries marks of hooves and paws. Snow carries magic, though. Snow illuminates animal ways.

I love winter hikes along animal trails. Most undergrowth has fallen away. Blackberry thorns persist, but poison oak has surrendered. I can scramble through untamed… READ MORE

 
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