California Love

After taking a day to clean up and rest in Fort Bragg we set off in the fog. The air was heavy and slightly misting. Our first encounter with subpar weather, I guess I can’t really complain. The weather continued to deteriorate and poured rain that night. To top it off a raccoon opened the … More California Love

Island Adventures

Thankful to be on the road again and eager to see Alvin and tell him of my good luck in Whitehorse, I drove most of the way down the Cassiar. Even though we had no communication about his location, I had a feeling where he might be. Just before the intersection for Stewart, I passed … More Island Adventures

Road Magic

Leaving the Pelly Farm was bittersweet. I really enjoyed my time there and wished that I could stay longer. I also felt ready to meet back up with Alvin and figure out a plan South. The raging fires in central/southern BC had started a few days earlier and roads that we were planning on taking … More Road Magic

Sunny Spruce Farm

Despite being extremely happy and thankful to have made the beautiful 2,000+ mile journey up to Alaska, the first few days on Sunny Spruce Farm weren’t so sunny for me… feeling sad to see Alvin go, especially without cell reception to communicate.. and tremendous sadness about Shelton’s deteriorating condition. It was hard to see him … More Sunny Spruce Farm

My Sweet Shelton

On a Wednesday morning about eight years ago, before going to work at Morgan’s Canoe & Outdoor Adventures in Indiana, I went to White’s Sale Barn. There I saw two little farm girls with half a dozen of the cutest free puppies. I took one of the precious hounds into my arms and rubbed my … More My Sweet Shelton

My Climate Story

My mother passed away from breast cancer when I was seven. She was in her mid-thirties and there were some speculations made about chemicals from the cornfield behind our house. My mother and father were very close with nature and took my sister and me canoeing and hiking throughout Indiana and beyond when we were … More My Climate Story

The Save Movement

This weekend, my eyes were opened a little bit wider. Yesterday, I joined the Save Movement and stood outside a slaughterhouse for the first time to bear witness, for a few hours, and see with my own eyes cows coming into the facility. JBS yearly kills over 2 million cows. That may sound astonishing but … More The Save Movement

Life is short

“….tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver, Summer Day (see full poem below) These words by Mary Oliver are ringing in my ears today. Here I stand, again confronted with the realities of life and the realities of the planet. All signs pointing … More Life is short