Speaking for the Beech Trees in a Time of Loss

The following essay (a 15-20 minute read) is a version of one of many pieces of academic writing that has...

Another Walk in the Rocks

Another Walk in the Rocks

Adventures of a lifetime come in all shapes and sizes. I’d say becoming a grandmother and a graduate student at...

Minding the Body

Minding the Body

My mind springs in Spring like a frenzy of overshot pinballs. It races, paces, waiting for some kind of ‘ding.’...

Trail Legs 2020

Trail Legs 2020

It has arrived. The end of a year that will blazon the pages of every future history book. I am...

Quarantine: Making Time

Quarantine: Making Time

The world has been brought to its knees by a viral force, dead-set on dividing and conquering. Revealing true leaders...

At Home with Growing Wild

At Home with Growing Wild

I should probably be gathering numbers right now to give to my tax accountant, aka my husband. But today I...

Birthday Gift on the Trail

Birthday Gift on the Trail

Sometimes a knock on the head can set priorities straight, as I learned at the unexpected ending of my 4-day...

Sanctuary Wall

Sanctuary Wall

    Back when all the build-the-wall talk was in the news, I decided to build my own wall. A...

Hiking: A World of Good

Hiking: A World of Good

I was asked to write a short article about what hiking means to me, for the excellent Hike for Mental...

The White Mountains: Get Schooled!

The White Mountains: Get Schooled!

For five summers now, my husband and I have had the pleasure of joining a friend on his annual hut-to-hut...

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