10 Reasons Why Today Is the First Day of Spring

The calendar tells me Spring isn’t supposed to arrive until March 20th. With a heavy frost and the thermometer reading 24 degrees Fahrenheit¬† this morning, it seems the weather agrees.¬† Yet, according to the ancient Celtic calendar February 1st is the first day of Spring, a season traditionally called Imbolc, referring to the time when …

Learning to Re-Connect in a Divided World

I watch from the edge of the field as waves of snow geese take flight; a kaleidoscope of wing beats from hundreds of birds intuitively aware of themselves in relation to their companions. Their strident calls fill the air like raucous chatter at a crowded cocktail party. The geese return from the Arctic tundra to …