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Raking Leaves

The Solace of Honest Work

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

For now, the swish and swish is all there is. The wooden handle of a rake with its metal-tined delta is all that I, who have come soul-tired, need. Th...

6 Ways Raking Leaves Is Exactly Like Parenting

Robyn Passante | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Robyn Passante

I don't mind raking. In fact, I rather enjoy it, as fall is my favorite time of year and doing yard work gives me a fresh-air break from parenting. But after a recent weekend of the blister-forming repetitive chore, I realized raking is pretty much exactly like parenting. Really. By Sunday evening I felt the urge to read the leaves a night-night book and ask if they'd brushed their teeth. Don't believe me?

Let Us Now Praise Rake and Broom

Debra Shore | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Debra Shore

I like raking because it gets me outside. I exercise my muscles. I marvel at tufts of rabbit parts half-hidden at the base of a bur oak. (Oooo, wild nature, right here in my yard!)