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Archive for February, 2008

Ready for Change

Posted on February 11, 2008 in: Change by Andrew Birkhead

By all appearances, February is winter. It’s cold, it snows, and in central Indiana, the sun rarely makes an appearance. I prefer to think of February as ‘pre-spring.’ If you spend a little time outside you might notice things are starting to happen. The buds on the trees are getting fatter, geese are gathering for migration, and the birds are beginning to sing more. It’s still winter AND the natural world is waking up, brewing coffee and getting ready for change.

Spring is the season of change, for the natural world and for us. What are you dissatisfied with in your life? What needs to change? Look at the natural world, and follow the examples you see. Wake up, gather support, communicate. Get ready for the change you will create in the springtime of your life!

Name Change

Posted on February 7, 2008 in: Uncategorized by Andrew Birkhead

I was opening coupons at lunch today. You know, those envelopes full of helpful coupons that come in the mail? I was amused by the last one in the envelope… Smart! I mean, really! Isn’t that like military intelligence? Jeeze… I gotta get back to work.

Posted on February 7, 2008 in: Uncategorized by Andrew Birkhead

I saw this in the New Yorker RSS feed:

A Measuring Worm

by Richard Wilbur February 11, 2008

This yellow striped green

Caterpillar, climbing up

The steep window screen,

Constantly (for lack

Of a full set of legs) keeps

Humping up his back.

It’s as if he sent

By a sort of semaphore

Dark omegas meant

To warn of Last Things.

Although he doesn’t know it,

He will soon have wings,

And I, too, don’t know

Toward what undreamt condition

Inch by inch I go.