Dirty Secret - I Hate Gardening

Dirty Secret - I Hate Gardening
"What?!?  You don't enjoy digging in the dirt?  It's such a satisfying, healthy and noble pursuit!

But to tell the truth,  I would much rather be hanging out with my laptop than digging in ... Read More

Lunch on the Lawn

Lunch on the Lawn
"All good things are wild and free" - Henry David Thoreau

Can we change our perception of what a lawn is supposed to be?   Out lawns look like outdoor versions of our livingrooms - a carpet... Read More

Just Toss It

Just Toss It
I’ve been watching a squirrel on my deck.post

He was eating a nut and tossing off the pieces he didn’t want. 

He wasn’t concerned with keeping the floor clean. He didn’t go ... Read More

The Relationship

The Relationship
What if Humanity and Nature are like husband and wife? 

But the relationship is troubled. Humanity is self-absorbed.  It's all about us. News, history, movies, music, social media - our ent... Read More

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath
Ever wonder how a tree feels surrounded by concrete?   What's going on down there?   Does it feel compressed and flattened?  

There used to be a marvelous display at the Field Museum in... Read More

Eyes and Ears of the Land

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 ... Read More

Rescued Weed

Rescued Weed
I found this sprig of lambs quarters on the side of the road.

It's amazing that anything could grow in a thin layer of soil over asphalt.  It lived in a pot on my deck all summer but didn't gr... Read More

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