Author: Sam Sweigert

10 Apr Meditation

Have you noticed how soft the ground feels under your feet these days?  Pieces of the skyline beginning to vanish from your view as branches covered in blossoms reach a little further upward than they had only yesterday.  Mornings full of sunshine and birdsong now...

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10 Feb Date Yourself

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and before you roll your eyes or immediately picture cheaply made stuffed animals holding hearts inscribed with overused terms of endearment, hear me out. There are lots of important things going on in the world right now--things that we need to...

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25 Nov Thankful For This

Just a few of the things some of our team and fellow Transplants are thankful for this season.  With grateful hearts, we move forward into the season of light. [gallery type="circle" link="none" ids="5009,4994,4995,4996,4997,4998,4999,5000,5001,5002,5004,5005,5006"]...

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27 Oct Finding the Quiet

Find me sitting on the edge of this season, my fingers digging through the dirt, a handful of fragile, gold goodbyes.  My lungs, a map of all the places I have ever breathed.  The palms of my hands vibrate with the memory of other hands,...

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12 Aug Summer Downtown

Summertime.  This is the season that finds my heart full of wanderlust.  The moment the temperature ticks over the 80 degree mark, I am ready to hit the road.  Bring me the beach, the top of a crisp mountain, an open fire in the middle of...

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16 May The Forecast for Tomorrow Is

FUTURE-NERD I am a forecast enthusiast.  Find me spending my fifteen minute breaks perusing accuweather.com for the latest on trending highs and lows, totally geeking over the National Weather Service’s thunderstorm predictions, or pouring over the Long Range Weather Report through the Farmer’s Almanac (they forecast...

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13 Apr Where We’re From

DRIVE This past Sunday, I was taking the familiar route back to Lancaster after having spent the weekend with my family.  It was dark outside, and I knew my bedroom would be too when I got home.  Past the Susquehanna and all the headlights of Harrisburg,...

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30 Mar Pieces and Places

FINDING THIS In my almost thirty years of living, I have claimed the top, left hand corner of envelopes with many different return addresses.  Some of them I fought for; some of them I happened upon; some of them I cried through; some of them felt...

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