Living in the Woods: The Nature of Nature

Living in the Woods: The Nature of Nature

My fiancé and I often discuss leaving suburbia and living in the woods. While we literally mean this, and certainly incalculable benefits result from marinating in trees and dirt and open sky from dawn till dusk, there’s a metaphoric meaning here as well. When...
Are you Alive???

Are you Alive???

Today is gorgeous. Walking with my dogs this morning, a spring breeze playing softly on my skin, shiny-furred squirrels shimmying up tree trunks, a tiny, needle-beaked black and brown bird cocking his head as we approach—and everything in...
No Stories High

No Stories High

Byron Katie calls herself “a woman without a future”. She doesn’t mean by this that she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, or that she won’t exist into the next moment. She will. Or she won’t. It’s irrelevant to her. What she...
Super Hero 101

Super Hero 101

Blast back to the past with me for a moment, K? Remember that game we played as kids—you’d ask your friend, If you could have any superpower, what would it be?? And then you’d discuss the pros and cons of each superpower in detail ad infinitum. The...
Losing my Voice: Laryngitis Lessons

Losing my Voice: Laryngitis Lessons

Okay, so I’ve had almost no voice for three days now. And for much of the first two days, I just talked anyway. Intermittently. Well, I tried to at least. Bad call: my voice completely disappeared—even the squeaks and hisses. So I had to get serious,...