What Lies Beneath
Ever wonder how a tree feels surrounded by concrete? What's going on down there? Does it feel compressed and flattened?... Read More
Invisible to Me
This is the kind of picture I drew in kindergarten.
I still remember the box of crayons, the cheap off-color paper, and my sense of frustration. I hated the crayons because I couldn’t fill a shape with a solid color. Just scratchy crayon marks. Ugh.... Read More
Eyes and Ears of the Land
Last weekend I went on a wild foods adventure and got to meet one of my foraging heros, Samual Thayer. I had read his books and watched his videos and when I learned he would be an instructor at the Nature Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park in West Virginia, I signed up right away.... Read More
There I was, kneeling on the side of the road with a spoon and a plastic grocery bag, digging up this little sprig of lambs quarters. Fortunately, no one was around to notice my weed snatching.... Read More
War for the World
The mowers came through today with their weapons of grass destruction - deafening and monstrous. But the "landscape" must be maintained!
White the racket was going on, I had a thought - what if we replaced "landscape" with "conquered nation"?... Read More