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The Prairie Fellowship, a beloved Unitarian community that provided me in anchor in my peripatetic years, used to spend a weekend every October in the
“What am I going to do about my sister,” a friend of mine complained. “She thinks that God gave us
"And was Jerusalem builded here/Among these dark Satanic mills?"  William Blake I think a lot about global warming and climate catastrophe
    Annis Pratt’s Review of Merrickville Days by elliewilson One of my former professors at the University of Wisconsin, now
The internet is a wondrous place: when I began publishing my blog "The Worlds I Long For" just a year ago I wanted
It is hard to act on climate change when its impacts reduce us to feelings of hopelessness and doom, the kind
I am always interested in the fellow mammals who share our northwest Michigan river property. My frisson at the rare appearances
I have a cottage on the Betsie River in Northwest Michigan, with a dock upriver and swimming stairs further down. 
There are Nature Walks, where you explain things to people (see above, me explaining things on the left) and others that
When I sat down to write The Marshlanders I had been canoeing and kayaking for years and taking lots of
Most of us know that if we want our characters to leap off the page into our readers' heads, we need to
There is country sauntering through field and forest, but city sauntering is quite a different thing. There is purposeful city
Now come the sweet spring days when it is balmy enough to saunter out of doors, aimlessly wandering over meadows
                                         May the blessed time of Beltane                                          Inflame the soul of all beings                                          From
No matter how highly you think of your own writing, don’t kid yourself. You need an editor. And I do
“Filthy Marshlander,” someone yelled, as a chunk of pavement flew through the air. Bethany was relieved when her guard closed in around
March hares and moon rabbits are animals  that strike archetypal chords within us, which is exactly why we respond to Miss Piggy.
This is a painting by British artist Angela Harding (  titled “Shooting Stars.”  Notice the moon, and that the Hare is
This picture shows the island villages of the Ma'dan, Iraqi fisher-hunter-gatherers whose self-sufficient wetlands Saddam Hussein drained. Kenneth Posner's "The Long Brown Path:
  If you asked me what my favorite bird is, I would probably say the crow — all that intelligence,