An Ecology of Love

“Being in the world is primarily an erotic encounter, an encounter of meaning through contact, an encounter of being oneself through the significance of others---humans, lovers, children, but also other beings, companions and competitors.” -Andreas Weber, Matter and Desire: An Erotic Ecology   I was once asked to write an “autobiography of place.” A glorious …

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Stories in the Snow

“A simple act of kindness and compassion towards a single animal may not mean anything to all creatures, but will mean everything to one.”  ― Paul Oxton   Whether I am gliding along a trail for the first or for the hundredth time, skiing in Yellowstone is always unique, always an adventure. We often ski familiar …

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Wave Hill in Winter

"I believe we have the noblest roaring blasts here I have ever known on land; they sing their hoarse song through the big tree-tops with a splendid energy that thrills me and stirs me and uplifts me and makes me want to live always. " -Mark Twain, words penned during his 1901-1903 stay at Wave …

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Mindfully Loving Our Wild Lands

"It is on us--those of us who get 15 likes and those of us who get 15,000--to be conscientious about how and where we share information on the web about wild places."  Abbie Barronien A few days ago, friends and I skied the Tower/Chittenden Loop in Yellowstone National Park. It was a lovely day, cloudy …

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Wonderlist

January in Riverdale. The world of our street feels crisp, white, new. It's hard work getting the baby outside, snowsuit and stroller and all, but most days we do it anyway, aiming to enjoy the natural world in all seasons, in all its crevices. There's color out there against the snow: winter berries, sumac drupes, …

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To 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, we take stock of ourselves and this past year. We consider the future and what we want for ourselves and others, and what we want for the Wild. May 2018 bring us all joy and peace, and new adventures on our public lands. I'll return on January 20th to …

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Holiday Wishes

What I wish for us all: Peace: The inner peace of self-acceptance  as well as the outer peace of acceptance of others. Joy: The inner joy of recognizing your beauty as well as the outer joy of friends and family. Love: The inner love of loving yourself as well as the outer love of friends …

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