Colorado Wildfires Summer 2018

I’m one person. In one small region of the southwest. With many stories to share. I was happily working on my computer while sitting outside on my deck and anticipating the start of the long weekend. Suddenly I was overcome by the intense smell of smoke nearby. Having studied wildfire science and worked in wildfire… Read More

The Science of Well-Being

Have you heard of, or taken a course at Coursera?  I’m in the process of taking my second course with them. It’s called The Science of Well-Being and is taught by a Professor at Yale University. I know, I know. More classes! I just completed the equivalent of several marathons to obtain my Masters of Environmental Management (MEM)… Read More

Lecture: One Word Prompt

I recently spent six and a half years obtaining two degrees and a number of certificates. I was also a teaching assistant for an advanced ornithology field and lab course. Before that, I was an educator and education advisor to elementary & middle school students, parents, and school faculties. I’ve been a presenter, & attended… Read More

Weathered: Weekly Photo Challenge

The western United States is growing exponentially. Expanding communities, new buildings popping up, public transportation reaching further and faster from urban settings into the sprawl of suburbia life. Change is inevitable, and often seen as progress. Change can mean a way for conveniences and necessities to be accessed closer to populations of people, and in… Read More

2017 Favorites: Weekly Photo Challenge

I’d like start my first post of the 2018 New Year by saying Thank You!! to all the people out in the blog-o-sphere who are following me, and who found my  Ascend Weekly Photo Challenge  post. I’m not quite sure what happened, but somehow while I was busy with holidays, wedding celebrations, family & friends,… Read More

Ascend: Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s photo challenge is about upward movement. The air was incredibly clear and crisp, and the sun was just beginning to peek over the ridge the morning I left for the Animas Valley Hot Air Ballon Rally. By the time I drove west to the Animas Valley, the sky was brilliant blue, and made… Read More

Serene: Weekly Photo Challenge

In an effort to prepare for the already bustling and busy holiday season, and bring to close what has been, for too many people, a very hectic year, this weeks Photo Challenge encourages us to take a deep breath and slow down. Then share a visual moment of blissful quiet. I have no shortage of serene images… Read More

Community Farming & Young Farmers

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a farmer? Spending your days outdoors in the elements tending to the land and livestock, while growing healthy food our communities need to thrive. It sounds ideal doesn’t it? The reality is the number of famers in the United States is decreasing. There are… Read More