Category Archives: Nature

dry and more dry

Deserts are roughly a quarter of the land on this planet. They tend to expand at the edges. Currently some of our earthly deserts are expanding. Would it surprise you to know that roughly 40% of humanity lives in arid … Continue reading

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observe and interact

Nearly a year ago, I said I was going to write about permaculture design principles on the farm and in my life. It’s taken me a while because life can eat us up. I’ve been continuing to think about it, … Continue reading

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emergency…

I’ve been dealing with my own food issues lately, along with body/mind stuff. I seem to be heading into a perfect storm of autoimmune issues along with the usual health-related matters I sometimes discuss here. More on that another time. … Continue reading

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letting go, again

It’s not that I believe nothing good will happen in my future. It’s more that I’m still letting go of all those dreams of the past. It’s not that I’m unable to glimpse other possibilities. It’s more that I’ve spent … Continue reading

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drought in the desert

The very dry summer of 2014 has turned into the dry fall of 2014. It’s the desert, it’s supposed to be dry, they say. When you’ve lived in the high desert for decades, you begin to think in terms of … Continue reading

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and…

And the mountains. The Sierra. Monumental. Legendary. Land crumpling upon itself. Folding back, then reaching the sky. Carrying the ocean up to the sky, its very body transformed. I’m amazed at the unimaginable pressures that have formed the body of … Continue reading

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this heat…

Sometimes I think of the land as it stretches around me, as it spreads across this desert , up across the Tehachapis, down the incline into Bakersfield and beyond. I can feel it extend itself toward northern California. It ripples … Continue reading

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