Give A Kid A Tree On Arbor Day And She Will Forage From It 20+ Years Later

Why does life require so many different chargers?! It’s a lazy morning over here- snow is coming. Feels like 19 out- a guarantee that you can bet the only place I am going today is Sonic to pick up my grandma’s weekly wacky pack. Yeah, that’s right. My grandma loves her a good kid’s meal. …

The Trash Panda King (and Other Tales)

The Teenager came home last night from his nightly biking rounds, opened my door, and laid an offering of river shells before me. They were big and beautiful even without a good soak and scrub. …I love that he brings shells home for me because he knows they’re one of my favorite things. The child …

It’s Best to Seize the Day After 1PM

I had a plan for this morning- forego my usual routine: tea, medicine, food, and lounging for a few hours to instead get dressed, coat my arms and legs in insect repellent and drive away to walk the Lehigh Portland Trails while the weather was still nice. …do you spot the numerous problems with my …

Growth Is Uncomfortable: Nature, Removing Emotional Corsets, and Tree Hugging

I’ve been spending a lot of time in our seven acre backyard lately- watching the baby fish swim in the shallows of the water. Listening to the birds, frogs, and insects make all the noises they make. When you stop and pay attention, you realize how busy nature is. I don’t think any of them …