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Mongolian Memories: Catch and Release of Argali and Ibex


How many people does it take to catch, tag and release argali (big horn sheep) or ibex in Mongolia? Actually, it took way more than I thought. Participating on an EarthWatch Wildlife Expedition in the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, was my first Citizen Scientist experience. I truly enjoyed the process to protect and monitor at risk species. The reason we wereRead More …

Paying Rent by Eco-Voluntouring


Yes it is exciting and fun to travel to remote corners of the world, and I am full of gratitude as I begin a new adventure in Mongolia. But this travel experience has felt different, because on this trip I know I will make a small difference in the world. This time I hope to offset the carbon footprint createdRead More …

The Biodegradability of Parenthood Revisited


Helping my son get ‘organized’ for another year of University I found myself needing to re-read this blog post I wrote a year ago … perhaps someone else may find it a helpful reminder. The act of parenting, in simple terms, is everything concerned with the rearing of children. And one dictionary definition of a child is “a person between birth and full growth”. So after getting through those terrible teensRead More …

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~ Wendell Berry