Finding God, self, and community in wild spaces. The better we know our wild neighbors the more we'll discover ourselves.
A vision informed by Henry David Thoreau’s interpretation of sauntering, Jesus’ understanding of neighbor, Aldo Leopold’s concept of thinking like a mountain, Rachel Carson’s prophetic voice and John Muir’s way of capturing the beauty and uniqueness of wild neighbors with words.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A serious affinity for chocolate

I met someone the other day who has a serious affinity for chocolate; so much so that it seems late-night snacks of Hershey’s bars were in effect. I even had a small stash of individually packaged Snickers mini’s that vanished when I wasn’t looking (they were stolen!). This individual ate so much chocolate (my chocolate) that they were, as they say, “climbing the walls” full of sugar energy.

Well, this individual was quite literally climbing the walls between the kitchen and the attic!

The house mouse is a non-native species to North America that may have a tendency to become invasive, resulting in the extirpation of native North American species where populations of the house mouse have become well established.

I can think of at least one other species that may exhibit a strong affinity for chocolate, is not native to North America, and may have a tendency to become invasive, resulting in the extirpation of native North American species where populations have become well established. Do you know who it is?

The greatest command that Jesus gives is to love God with all of our faculties and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Here are some photos documenting our catch-in-the-kitchen-and-release-in-the-forest experience with one of our wild neighbors from yesterday evening into today.



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