November 30, 2019

During some of the most changeable times in my life, the Red-Shouldered Hawk seems to come for a visit.  One of the most memorable times was after my dad passed away.  Only a day after his funeral, I was standing in my childhood room, looking out at the forest like I d...

May 3, 2016

Why you are so important?  Because you are a unique and interesting human with a vastly-reaching spirit inside. You can make connections of all kinds: with other humans, animals, objects, arts, feelings, and more. You can also create. You create with your mind, your ha...

April 28, 2016

For the last month, my son has been craving a big adventure.  Not like going to the zoo or for a local hike, although he does really enjoy those things.  No, lately he's been trying to trick me into a road trip and it's about all he can talk about.


He's two.  Just...

October 16, 2015

Greetings and welcome! We're coming to you LIVE from this wonderful place with today's.... Nature News! 


Ted, the enormous local Greyhound, is getting to have a nice walk with his human today.  She was kind enough to "pack out" what he left behind.  He reports, with gr...

September 26, 2015


Crows are a part of the same family in which Ravens, Magpies, and Jays reside.  They are considered some of the most intelligent birds on the planet.  They mimic, they have self-recognition when seeing themselves in mirrors, they can even troubleshoot and shape tools...

September 11, 2015

On any give day, it's perfectly fine to feel like you have super powers.  No permission needed.  And everyone's super powers are different.  


Due to the variety of humans, lives, needs, pressure tolerance levels, and any other plethora of nouns I can stick in...

August 8, 2015

Well, time to really practice what I preach.  


I take breaks from my phone throughout the day, leaving it in my purse or in a different room, just to remind myself that it's not actually a shiny appendage or extension of my brain.  The knowing that I can "google" anyth...

July 17, 2015


Look closely at the photo to the left...


This is a tree that has - and is! - growing around a boulder.  What a treat to see and also gain a new definition of "tree hugger."  (yuk yuk...)


I could sit here all day and pour over brain-tugging questions (which came f...

June 4, 2015

The following writing is shared from the Road Trip Adventure 2007, reflections, writing, and added memories from the journal kept while on a 6-month-long road tripping, backpacking exploratory vision quest.



Late September, 2007 - Glacier National Park, Montan...

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