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Aug 20

Summer Heat at Windhorse

Filed under Regions, Practice Centres

Reflecting on hot weather and the wisdom of simplicity, at Windhorse Retreat Center

by Susan Firer

sun-flower-179010__340We have just experienced about a week of hot and muggy weather, and it took me right back to being a kid on summer break – just hanging out with friends, going to the park, playing kickball in the parking lot across the street and ‘kick the can’ in the evenings! The thickness of the warm air and the smell of growth has been soothing. On the other hand, I am concerned about visitors and participants coming to Windhorse for programming during these hot spells, and sometimes I obsess about how folks will handle the heat without air conditioning. Personally, I am okay without it, but I know that the humid air can be quite oppressive for some. Regardless, the Windhorse building (bio-shelter) is what it is and it does not really allow for air conditioning, so on some level my worries are of no matter…but still I worry. Continue…

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Work Together and Rebuild – HIGHLIGHT

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