Seven-Hour Writing from Nature Workshop March 30

Seven-Hour Writing from Nature Workshop March 30

Bushy Hill Lake knows more about the past than we might think. Once upon a time, it trickled as a stream at the bottom of this valley. Such changes offer a writer stories and symbols. (Pioneer Village end of the lake, mid-January 2019.) I am offering a seven-hour...
Fear of Rattlesnakes

Fear of Rattlesnakes

Biologist Tom Tyning scrambles up a ledge in Massachusetts, looking for rattlesnakes he will study in his lab and then return to the wild. The snakes are rare because poachers steal them and sell them illegally. (Photo by Christine Woodside) From Appalachia...
The latest

The latest

  I’m working on: — a project for my master’s degree from Arizona State University about farming in southern New Jersey in a place most people didn’t know exists. — a story about plastic pieces in food, water, and marine animals....
Wet, wet, wet

Wet, wet, wet

  Saturday afternoon my husband and I walked by the town landing in Deep River, Connecticut. High tide had encountered more rain. Two rowboats normally overturned and chained to driftwood on a small beach now bobbed like lost flotsam. Sloshy waves lapped at a...
Birds on the Flint River

Birds on the Flint River

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. ROBERT WILSON LYND, The Blue Lion and Other Essays Here in Flint, Michigan, where the public water supply’s lead levels...
SUN Award Day, yay for tutoring writers

SUN Award Day, yay for tutoring writers

Tutoring. It’s a part of my world right now as I finish my master’s degree in history. I tutor graduate students at Arizona State University in writing. I enter an online world for 10 hours a week, helping social workers and nurse practitioners and...