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Newly planted vegetable beds, Spring 2009.

Two weeks from today I will be home!  Oh friends, I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.  Awaiting me at home is a fiancé to hold tight, a wedding to plan, a house to remodel, a dog to walk, a kitchen to put to constant use, a whole boatload of people to hug and kiss and catch up with over coffee…and a blog to kick into high gear.  So much of what I want to write about is theoretical in this moment, Read the rest of this entry »

inspired as always by SouleMama

Visual Sunday: a 2011 Maggie’s Nest tradition. A single picture. Maybe titled, maybe not. No commentary. Feel free to share a feeling it evokes for you, or a story it tells you, or a memory it sifts up into consciousness.

The Horse Sings

 

I am tired tonight, but wanted to share some pictures from my day-long tour of Gyeong-ju, the ancient preserved city commonly called the “museum without walls”.  It served as the capital city for the Silla kingdom from 57 BC – 935 AD, and was miraculously spared during the Korean War so it is largely intact or reconstructed and holds many of Korea’s national treasures. Read the rest of this entry »

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The air has been warming up here in Korea, and I’ve even been able to walk around during the day without a coat or hat – ah, sweet freedom!  And then, this morning, I saw this:

 

Well, I didn’t see this, exactly… Read the rest of this entry »

If you read my recent post about going shampoo-less, you know that I’m learning how to wean my body off of the totally unnecessary body-care products that we are taught to believe we need – and which, by their very use, perpetuate their “necessity”.  Tsh Oxenreider’s article explains this vicious cycle even better, and shows that going ‘poo-less isn’t just a hippie fad.  It’s a way to reclaim and honor our body’s innate wisdom.

So in that same spirit, the best time to stop using shampoo and all that unnecessary stuff is…um, birth.   Read the rest of this entry »

Every large city in Korea has a tall tower that serves two purposes: radio signals and incredible views.  On Sunday evening after our DMZ tour we hiked up to Seoul Tower for dinner and some perspective on this sprawling metropolis.

We got there just in time to see the late winter sunset…

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Yellow hard hat on, bent over like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, walking through puddles and under scaffolding, I made my way along the tunnel pocked with yellow-painted holes where the dynamite went into the walls.  At the end of the tunnel I looked through the 3rd Wall, a one-windowed barricade that separated me from a chamber filled with water and bombs, ready to be detonated in case of attack from the North.  170 meters away and 200 feet above my head was the border; it was the closest I’ll ever get to North Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

inspired as always by SouleMama

Visual Sunday: a 2011 Maggie’s Nest tradition. A single picture. Maybe titled, maybe not. No commentary. Feel free to share a feeling it evokes for you, or a story it tells you, or a memory it sifts up into consciousness.

 

inspired as always by Holistic Mama

a sweet reminder of summer, in the dead of winter
the quick phone call that turned into a 40-minute soul connection
nine hours of sleep in a row
people who are way more fascinatingly detail-oriented than myself
taking a “boat” ride to the “zoo animals” on the pre-school playground
and a good game of duck duck goose
medicine bundles, pixie and powerful just like their creator
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