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Splitting wood helps sharpen focus on important things

Two Tramps in Mud Time “The blows that a life of self-control Spares to strike for the common good That day, giving a loose to my soul I spent on the unimportant wood.”  From the poem by Robert Frost. President’s Column By Tim Otis What do you call that, when a bunch of things that…

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‘The mother tree’ offers lesson about connections

“The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence – to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences.” ― Melba Pattillo Beals I had been staring at these five Douglas-fir trees on our tree farm and wondering why they were so much healthier and larger than all…

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Frost poem rings true 100 years later

The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted…

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