May 22nd, 2007

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Good Morning!

I am breathing fully in yet another beautiful day.  I'm not sure if it is just me or if this is the most incredible spring ever.  I feel myself hung like a line enjoying every bite, dimension, and texture of it.  I am enthralled, a hammock for it all.  

I am over to the East Bay today for Rosen, our last day, and we are celebrating, and then, I am on to a publishing workshop at Book Passage in Corte Madera so the day is full and I am excitedly awake.

May your day be as beautifully full and alive as each day deserves. 
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Like this -

Light wrestling there incessantly with light.
Star kissing star through wave on wave unto
Your body rocking!

    - Hart Crane

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Earthlight was a wonderful magazine, a labor of love, that was unable to financially make it.  Here is something to which I just subscribed that sounds wonderful.  Check it out.  I place Lauren's email here as it was sent to me and others.  He is a person intent on changing the world.

Dear EarthLight Friends --

The upcoming issue of Yale Divinity School's theological journal, Reflections, is devoted entirely to discussion of the growing alliance between religion and ecology and is available free to anyone who would like to order a copy.

Orders can be placed at

It includes a number of well-known thinkers in the field many of whom you'll recognize from past issues of EarthLight, including Larry Rasmussen, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim and grassroots activists of faith like Richard Cizik, Wangari Maathai, and Bill McKibben. There is poetry by Wendell Berry and Mary Oliver and an article by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The guest editor for the issue was Willis Jenkins, recently named as the Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School.

Lauren de Boer
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A full day!

It has been a full day of wonderful Rosen connection, celebration and love, and then, an evening workshop on publishing which  was jam-packed.  I am astonished at what is ahead of us in getting this book out.  Sending out to twenty agents is considered just dipping your toe in the water.  One man has a book that sounds wonderful with great support and has been turned down by 165 agents.  Mind-boggling, I say.  I am looking forward to bed, and, after tonight, my dentist appointment early tomorrow sounds appealing.  What is teeth scraping compared to trying to get an agent?   And some of the tales of rudeness are again absolutely amazing, and it is what it is.  Anything worthwhile can be challenging, at times.

The moon is magnificent tonight.   Sleep loose and tight!