Tree Dreaming

Only after a week back at work following a luxurious two week break for the holidays, I'm having trouble concentrating. These are the trees I'm looking at: (And there are dozens more boxes than that. Hundreds more files. Thousands more pages. Oh! Oh! All the poor, poor trees...) I made the mistake of looking at Oops. Now I seriously can't … Continue reading Tree Dreaming

Trail Wisdom: Hoodoo You Think You Are?

Applying the trail wisdom of: Know your limits requires beginning with that concept firmly in mind. Starting there, we'll go here: Perhaps you remember the above photo from the first Trail Wisdom post, back in October? Then, during November, I shared part of my story in Trail Wisdom's second installment. Please permit me to now weave those narratives together for part three. My go-to explanation for the side … Continue reading Trail Wisdom: Hoodoo You Think You Are?

Campfire Tales Presents: Presence

I recently read three completely random non-fiction books* in a row (okay, I cheated a little, because two were audiobooks). Each contained a chapter devoted to the seeming disconnectedness in today's culture and impact on our daily lives due to technology (specifically: our mobile devices). My first reaction (wisely, understandably) meant a quick switch to … Continue reading Campfire Tales Presents: Presence


The internet is populated by brilliant wildlife photographers. To reinforce this point, I googled "wildlife photography." Big mistake. I easily get lost for hours browsing stunning pictures of exotic places, incredible views, candid moments and gorgeous scenery, all captured in crisp and vibrant detail by dedicated amateurs and true professionals. And then there's me. My photography is comparable to the … Continue reading Peekaboo!