Eating the Bear

by Christina Carson I’m at that point in my life where I am beginning to lose people, at least from this earth anyway. A dear friend from university days made a sudden exit last week. Selfishly, I wish she hadn’t left just yet, for we had only reconnected a few years back. Her passing put me in a thoughtful state. (Yes, I know most everything does, doesn’t it?) And I began to look again at the conditioning we humans receive...

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And What of Differences

By Christina Carson   All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. Swami Vivekananda   In the VG Authors Collection—a group of talented writers who blog for Venture Galleries, a site offering a tasteful, curated source of excellent books, as well as being dedicated to assisting authors in becoming more proficient marketers—I serve in the capacity of what I call, nag....

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My Dear Goat, Dusty

by Christina Carson My natural inclination toward intensity tends to bore holes in people if I don’t let up a tad. So in a lighter vein, let me take you back to a time when I had just started farming, filled with the enthusiasm of self-sufficiency and new beginnings. We lived simply in a three-room cabin. No running water. Initially, no electricity. And for a delightful while, no phone. We were going to grow our own food, milk goats for...

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