July 16, 2019

Embracing the Local Community

Rebecca Haynes, a former park ranger, believes that her life is made better by being part of a local community and a local environment, whether in a small town, a big city, or the wilds of the Sonoran Desert.
July 9, 2018

My Time and Place Among the Cows

For many people, work defines the pace of their lives. That’s especially true for New England dairyman Dave Stewart. He believes his cows help him appreciate the slower rhythms of the natural world, and embrace the responsibilities of farm and family life.
April 16, 2018

Pink Moments

Many people revel in the beauty of a familiar landscape. For Connie Spittler, it’s Arizona’s Catalina Mountains when the setting sun illuminates them. Spittler believes making time to embrace nature gives her the strength to face life’s challenges.
September 8, 2017

My Home Is New Orleans

After Hurricane Katrina destroyed his adopted home, social worker Mike Miller had opportunities to move anywhere in the country. But he believes he’ll stay right where he belongs: in New Orleans.
May 23, 2017

Living Life With ‘Grace And Elegant Treeness’

After being transplanted from a vibrant city life to the isolation of a small town, retired school teacher Ruth Kamps found solace in nature and inspiration in the pine tree growing outside her kitchen window.
July 28, 2016

Bus Chick’s Manifesto

For years, Carla Saulter enjoyed having a car. But as her Seattle commutes got longer, she grew uneasy with how her personal habit was affecting the environment. Now car-free, Saulter believes she and her family are better off walking or taking the bus.
October 8, 2014

Food and the planet

I believe that food has the power to create beautiful relationships between humans and the environment they dwell in. The earth is what provides people with this gift, and I believe that if humans create a strong culture surrounding the...
August 5, 2014

the grace lands

I believe in the presence of the outdoors. People are not connected to the outdoors like they used to be. People take advantage of the little outdoors we still have and don’t realize the beauty. In my opinion the woods...
November 27, 2013

Welcome to my blah. I mean blog.

I believe in the speed of thought, that all I have to do is close my eyes and imagine myself on the surface of Mars and spiritually, that’s where I am. That if I concentrate and imagine an Earthly “invasion”...