colin's blog

  1. Sheep

    Tue 05 December 2017

    Today is a gray, cold December day. The mercury suggests it's warmer than it feels. The objectivity of a metal liquid at room temperature means very little when the cold seems to be inside you.

    Our sheep are not faring well. We lost two last month to a mysterious cause …

  2. Campaigning

    Fri 27 October 2017

    Campaigning has been a very interesting trip. The most memoroable aspect of running for select board so far has been finding people standing up along side me and asking how they can help me gain a seat at the table. Mostly, that's because I tend to think of myself as …

  3. Enough

    Fri 29 September 2017

    From the lyrics of John K. Sampson, this world is good enough, because it has to be.

  4. Free and Repsonsible

    Thu 28 September 2017

    The way I was raised, certain people were simply wrong. If they didn't share the same enthusiasm for science, they were incorrect. If they believed in a benevolent (or even malevolent) Christian god, they were wrong. There was very little gray in many of the positions that were espoused to …

  5. Finding meaning

    Wed 27 September 2017

    What does it mean to encourage others towards spiritual growth? At a recent board meeting, which included a fairly contentious issue, a number of friends and myself certainly did not encourage anyone towards spiritual growth. The root of the problem, as with many problems, lies with differences; differences of opinion …

  6. Coaching soccer

    Tue 26 September 2017

    This is my second year coaching the middle school soccer team here in Castine. Each year I am filled with apprehension about the make up of the team, and wether coaching is actually something I can do. All those kids, just looking at you to say something, anything really, so …

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