“Dreams take up a lot of space?”“All you’ll give them.” – From Blue Highways, by William Least Heat Moon I was trying to remember this quote as I prepared to write this post, and then remembered I had already used it in a blog post–six years ago. … Continue readingMake Space for Dreams, Again.
Believe it or not, there was a time in my life — many years, in fact — where I was convinced I would never see snow. If you know me, or if you’ve read enough of my writing, you know that I grew up in … Continue readingSnowboarding for the first time
I was recently reflecting on Instagram that I’ve discovered it’s important for me to live in a place where I can get out and experience new landscapes as often as possible. Staying in one place too long makes me want to get up and leave, … Continue readingA Hike up Eagle’s Rest
I’ve been struggling to find inspiration lately. And by lately, I mean for months. I’ve been doing a lot of cool things: the cob sauna is almost finished (I’ll post more about that later); I went backpacking this summer (also pending a blog post); I’ve … Continue readingFinding Inspiration
“Natural building implies profoundly different attitudes to places, building sites, ecology, work, and how we live in buildings. Natural building means paying more attention to all the details of how the world really works.” – The Hand-Sculpted House I love living in Oregon. I didn’t … Continue readingGetting Grounded with Cob
I’ve been back from Senegal for a month now, and struggling with how to write about it. It was a formative experience in every way, yet still when people ask me “How was Africa?” I have no idea how to respond. Certainly “It was amazing!” … Continue readingReflections from Africa
At 5am every morning, a call to prayer echoes across town from the local mosque. It’s still dark and otherwise quiet outside, but the prayer can be heard from everywhere — a man’s voice oscillating operatic tones in a language I do not understand. It … Continue readingBienvenue au Senegal!
Life never ceases to surprise me. Just when I think I’ve found my path, it takes a 180 degree hairpin turn and I find myself off in a completely new direction that I never even considered before. This time, it’s taking me to Africa! Africa! … Continue readingGrand New Adventures
It has been an incredibly busy and eventful last few days, but I nonetheless want to give a nod to the new year, and reflect on all that 2017 was and gave and provided. It was the year that I earned my graduate degree, becoming … Continue readingRinging in the New Year
Last Friday, I woke up just stoked to get outside. The fall colors were out in full force, and it was a chilly, bluebird day. As soon as I awoke, I knew exactly where I wanted to go to enjoy it. After breakfast, I loaded up … Continue readingFall Hike at Salt Creek Falls