Walter Thomas Schmid, Ph. D.

Yield who will to their separation, my object in living is to unite                        

my avocation and my vocation as my two eyes make one in sight.                   

Only where love and need are one, and the work is played for mortal stakes,

Is the deed ever really done for Heaven and the future's sakes.                        

--Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time


Give more to the soil than you take away.   --Karel Capek, A Gardener's Year


Some day, some day, but certainly not now,  I'd like to learn to have a conversation. 

-- 16 year old boy who relies heavily on texting


Folegandros, Greece (Sifnos on the horizon)

Greek odyssey 2010


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