Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

good morning

The sun coming up and bit by bit lighting the fields to the west is a sight for which I must thank Willow who took me tramping through the meadow where the crusted snow, over a foot deep, held us both up for very easy walking and beautiful vistas this morning.  The temp was the upper twenties so not too cold at all.
You are seeing part of the property that belongs to Gilchrist Center, a retreat center of the Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo.  Their mission is to explore the mind/body relationship and to foster love and forgiveness in our world.  Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion, jointly written by religious leaders from all over the world, was supported in part by the Fetzer.
John Fetzer was a broadcaster who once owned the Detroit Tigers.  His statue of Shiva included an arm holding a baseball bat!


  1. Very interesting tale to go with the morning shot!

  2. The Tigers could use Shiva this year.