Poppa Likes Thoreau

(Poppa Jump is a chipmunk.) “I would that our ‘people’ felt some awe when they came to thin or let light to some grove…” House Warming – HD Thoreau “You don’t have to agree, Kick,” says Poppa. “Just recognize that Izzie’s family does things differently. And that’s good, cause it can help us adjust our …

Groundhog Rides

“Know by habitation” Ralph Waldo Emerson Nut Jump is a chipmunk. “Okay, you’re trying to get up mountain, too? Maybe we can work together Groundhog,” I say. I point up mountain. Then I make my fingers walk. The groundhog nods. “My brother, Jack, broke his leg. Would you carry him?” I point to the groundhog …

William

Momma likes WS. Momma Jump is a chipmunk. “Go to your bosom: knock there, ask your heart what it doth know. “ William Shakespeare ” So, do you believe all stories are true?” asked Momma. “No. Cause one chipmunk can believe one way, another another way. Can both be right?” Nut questions. “And what of …

“You can’t do it that way!”

“Stop, Kick! Put down the machete. You don’t dig for chicory root with a weapon,” Pa says, shaking his head. “Use your digging stick.” “Okay, Pa,” Kick answers. “I guess there is a reason for every tool.” “Look, Kick, your machete is chipped.” “Hawks,” swears Kick. “You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. We aim …

Toe That Line

Nut Jump likes Henry David Thoreau. “To stand at the meeting of the two eternities, past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.” Economy Henry David Thoreau Nut held onto the twig with all four clawed hands. He put his nibbling teeth about the apple stem and chewed. The apple …