July 19, 2022

Growing up in rural, small town, midwestern farm country I discovered the joy of outdoor life from the moment I was born. It wasn’t unusual for my mother to find me perched under a tree or lying in the field already dreaming about the characters I needed to put into books, all the places I…

June 24, 2022

Today’s ridiculous, tragic, ill-thought, male-dominated, right-wing, selfish, disgusting decision to overturn a woman’s right to choose what to do with her body should be sending a message to every woman to get up and do something. But first…feel free to sit in your anger and disgust for as long as you need to turn your…

June 22, 2022

Years ago I was talking to a friend about how if you pay attention you can tell when someone is listening to you …really listening…or if they are just, you know, lost in space and not caring. He told me he could tell when people didn’t care and asked him how he was doing and…