Thirty-plus years ago (YIKES!) my parents did something that changed the course of my life: they took me whitewater rafting. I grew up outdoors. My first hike up Mount Pilchuck was when I was too young to have, much less tie, my own hiking boots. I still remember the mildewy canvas smell of our army-green … Continue reading Rogue Revelation
Ascent, the literary magazine of Concordia College, recently asked to publish a photo I took while on a walk in a neighborhood park. Please visit their beautiful site HERE . Click on my name at the bottom of the page to read my short essay about urban wilderness.
I inherited my garden in the dead of winter from a tiny Italian lady who had been unable to care for it for a number of years before she sold her home to us. She left behind the garden tools I still use today, as well as more than three dozen roses, numerous raised vegetable … Continue reading Wild Surprises
Seeking out these moments of intimacy with the natural world on a small level...are critical to my wellbeing.