Spring bursts out

Spring bursts out

We climbed two mountains in the Pliny Range of New Hampshire today. On the ridge, spring’s arrival was creeping upward toward winter’s exit. Low on the ridge, wildflowers reached away from the path. The red trillium is the most beautiful and amazing of...
Raining in Arizona

Raining in Arizona

Hello everybody. Yesterday I graduated from Arizona State University with my master’s degree in history. The program gave me so much. View my final Capstone portfolio here. Here I sit in Phoenix, looking out on a steady rain falling on the cacti. Soon I return...
Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season

I waved away gnats, an instinct I haven’t practiced since last October. I stepped over dried mud and looked at the sticks that would offer forth raspberries in a few months. Cataclysm has visited my life with the death of my mother last week from an unexpected,...
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....