Category Archives: This & That

Jim’s This & That May 2018

JIM’S THIS & THAT: May 2018 Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, Jim Varnum! Happy birthday to you!  May the Fourth be with you! What is hope? It is a presentiment that imagination is more real and reality less real than it looks. It is a hunch that the overwhelming brutality of facts that oppress and repress is not the last word. It is a suspicion that reality is more complex than realism wants us to believe and that the frontiers of the possible… Read More →

Jim’s This and That: April 2018

JIM’S THIS & THAT: April 2018 Happy April Fools Day! What to do, what to do…here are some devilish inspirations… https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-april-fools-pranks *** Forbid us to be satisfied with what we make of life. Draw us from trivial content and set our eyes on far-off goals. Keep us at tasks too hard for us that we may be driven to you for strength. Deliver us from fretfulness and self-pitying; make us sure of the good we cannot see and of the hidden good in the world. Save us from… Read More →

Jim’s This and That – February 2018

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! It’s official – early this morning (Feb. 2), Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus predicting 6 more weeks of winter. The announcement came via this traditional poetic announcement: “Up early this morning. Far from home. Are you searching for the Phil-osopher’s stone? Well, even my best friends, they don’t know. Is it an early spring or just more snow,” the proclamation read. “My faithful followers, your hands (and my paws) are getting cold so here is my forecast. Not lead, but solid gold: I see… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, January 2018

JIM’S THIS & THAT January 2018: Happy New Year! Take a look inside for… 1. Links to community calendars … and including … 2. News You Can Use: articles, activities, and resources 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education *** And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. Meister Eckhart *** Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural… Read More →