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Avenue of the Giants: Old-Growth Elders


In Northern California, a scenic drive know as the Avenue of the Giants, had me celebrating Earth Day early this year. April 22, 2014, marks a 44-year history of Earth Day. Although, it started as a movement for a healthy sustainable environment, this year I chose to celebrate by paying my respects to some of earth’s oldest living elders. I drove theRead More …

Desert Water Wisdom: Appreciating the Liquid of Life


The impact that water has on our daily lives is often taken for granted. Spending time in Death Valley, California, reminded me of the importance of water to our survival. Survival experts refer to ‘the Rule of Threes’ with people unable to survive for more than: 3 minutes without air – 3 hours without shelter – 3 days without waterRead More …

Eureka Moments in Death Valley


Sometimes when you find yourself in desolate places, the almost total absence of life can inspire new life in mysterious ways. This eureka moment occurred to me while questing in California’s Death Valley. Actually, a group of us were questing in the more remote Eureka Valley, the southern section being part of Death Valley National Park. Yes the terrain wasRead 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