Visiting the Moon

Visiting the Moon

I’ve written before about how Pia and I “discovered” the south, and mediterranean hospitality, about our pleasure in returning that hospitality to our many guests here at “la Luna.” Once I tried to figure out about how many visitors we’ve had in our 20 years here, but...

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The sound of a forest growing

The sound of a forest growing

Lao Tzu said, “a tree falling makes more noise than a forest growing,” and yet, seated in the twilight on the old stone wall where we planted the first thousand trees here at la Luna ten years ago — at that time plants a few inches tall, now over twice our size — how...

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The Child is father to the Man

The Child is father to the Man

I assume every kid thinks his own family is normal and that it defines normality. Maybe our first experiences of diversity in society come from our encounters with other families: bedtime in another household shows us that some families do pajamas then teeth, others,...

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