Amusing Stone and Geneen Marie Haugen

Noticing Nature

Amusing Stone
Geneen Marie Haugen
You do not have to be feverish
or in communion with peyote
to hear stones speaking their minds….”

Click upon the link below and go to page 12, to read the remainder of this wonderful piece!

experted from the winter 2013 editions of Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics

Find out more about Geneen Haugen at Spiritual Ecology

You might also like to visit the Animas Valley Institute site for additional interesting discovery about writer and poetess.

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What Students Really Need to Hear

Oh, this is such a better way of saying it!

Chase Mielke

It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.  Why?  Because I am stressed about my students.  Really stressed.  I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.

This is what students really need to hear:

First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself.  And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…

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