Category Archives: Journal

Living Thinking in Teaching and Farming

There is a connection between how we teach in a Waldorf school and how a biodynamic farmer farms her land. It can characterized by the phrase, “living thinking.” Let me explain. When a child comes to the world, they arrive … Continue reading

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Seeing the Good and the Light in My Students

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea I have to believe that in every one of my students there is something of the good and the light. By “the good” I mean that each child has the innate desire to turn their … Continue reading

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The Heart’s Warmth in Winter

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea In the spring and summer, outer nature takes care of our nature. It’s warmth warms our bodies and gives us a nice, pleasant feeling. Imagine a warm, spring day in a park. The growing grass … Continue reading

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Advent

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea At Advent time, when so much of nature dies and most of the trees give up their leaves, only the evergreens remain fresh and alive – the pines, the laurels, the spruces, hollies, and cedars. … Continue reading

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Pulsing Moment

by Nicholas “The Bard” Andrea I saw you in her face, in the curtains, in the table, in everything, looking back at me like eyes; I wondered – who is this playing peek-a-boo, using these things as players to tell … Continue reading

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Unreasonable

by Nicholas Andrea Today, I will start out, darkening for I have seen the greatest of joys to suffering, portending; see, cause, to “know” is a sin for, then the cycle begins ’cause all things “known” have a beginning and … Continue reading

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A Message from God

I will never let you fall, don’t worry. When you find that warm, fuzzy piece of me inside you, then you will know happy relationship with the outside of you. That inner light is already whole, perfect, and complete, and … Continue reading

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Just the Stone

by Nicholas Andrea I woke up this morning feeling sad vulnerable forsaken, sitting in a dark place looking at the cold stone of this world; and I saw me, and the stone; Lord, this wound, oh Lord, this wound! it … Continue reading

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Fall is My Favorite Season

by Nicholas Andrea Walking in a forest still aflush with an ocean of green a cool autumn wind breathes on through making the leaves sing. “Shhhhh, shhhhhh,” goes their tune it is a mighty fine little diddy sung by oak, … Continue reading

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The Bell of Salvation Rings

by Nick Andrea A cool autumn breeze, dancing through the leaves on the trees; the air’s perfect temperature portending one not remembering where he is ending and the world, beginning; one step after one step, deeper and deeper into peace, … Continue reading

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