Ascent, the literary magazine of Concordia College, recently asked to publish a photo I took while on a walk in a … Continue reading Ascent Magazine publishes photo and short essay
I inherited my garden in the dead of winter from a tiny Italian lady who had been unable to care … Continue reading Wild Surprises
Seeking out these moments of intimacy with the natural world on a small level…are critical to my wellbeing. Continue reading An Intimate Nature
“…the bee sisters bring me back to my core, to what is important – doing the work, whatever it is, with mindfulness and presence.” Continue reading Bee Here Now
I have wanted to write about the Stillaguamish River (known affectionately as the Stilly) and the towns of Oso and Darrington. But like the tons of mud that slid down a mountain side nearly two weeks ago, words are slippery and elusive. There are so many words, so much I could say, that like that clay, they have stuck themselves together and lodged in my throat and fingers. Continue reading OSO MUCH LOVE: What I want you to know about Oso, Darrington and the Stilly
“…shit happens more often than not. But, here is the thing: all that really matters is how you come back from it. The important thing is what you do next. Life is all about the rally.” Continue reading Life Is All About the Rally : On Hangovers and Hangups
The journey to my pebbled beach is much longer than the ten footsteps the stream measures across..
The minutes stretch into hours that seem like seconds. The days pass, the calendar marked by new blossoms and ripening berries. It is only here in the dappled sunlight that I am fully at peace, the grating urgency of my city life soothed…. Continue reading This Is Home