Friendship: Losing and Finding

series begins here [http://andersonpost.org/2010/11/03/in-hope-meditations-on-friendship-lost-and-found/] My first reflective awareness of friendship came about shortly after I was pulled shivering and ashamed from a very deep and fast flowing river in the Snowy Mountains. I grew up on the banks of the river, and another boy,…

And all the trees of the field...

Last Sunday five Californian Giant Redwood (sequoiadendron giganteum) seeds germinated on top of my refrigerator. The seeds were cold stratified (floated in cold water in the fridge) for 45 days before being placed in damp paper towel and sealed in a humidified ziplock plastic bag (on top of the fridge)…

The Ariadne of Darlington

For Emma, on her Birthday. Much attention has been given, in this fortieth anniversary of the Lunar landing, to the causes which propelled Man to the Moon. According to Wikipedia there were three essential elements: Science, Technology, and Imagination. Of course, sometimes the somethings that Wikipedia does not say speak…

29 years, 373 days...

Pains tend to run much more deeply into us than our pleasures. A true pain never really seems to leave you. It can always come back, fresh and revivified, even when the details fade from your memory. Suddenly, you’re right back there again. Even the greatest pleasures only ever…