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The Elder Poem

Tall as mountains and

Strong like a boulder.

Listen to them, for they are older.

Hard as ­­­­­wood but

Soft as a lung.

Here is where those monkeys hung. 16 more words


But a Tree

This is me,

I am but a tree.

With my roots in the ground,

I am able to grow round.

Through the winter cold,

until the river runs bold. 19 more words


Dear Newly Natural Me: 4c Hair is Just Hair

Dear Newly Natural Me,

So, you’ve heard that 4C hair is the tightest, most difficult hair type for a natural to manage. Surprise! That’s what you’ve got. 400 more words

Natural Hair

From magnifying glasses to smart phones: A naturalist in the modern world

Picture a naturalist and what comes to mind?

It’s likely the image you just conjured was of a white-haired old man hunched over a microscope, identification manuals and preserved specimens strewn across his desk. 376 more words


Once In A Lifetime Is Enough

I don’t know what it is about showers but I get inspired when I’m naked.

Transitions are never easy. Some people adapt to change with difficulty. 2,038 more words

Fly Fishing

A Long Time Coming

A couple of months ago, another life-changing event occurred in my life. I would like to say that it was the end of a series of really trying and difficult events that had wrapped up the last several years. 1,719 more words

Fly Fishing

How To: "Life-Size" Eagle Nest Display

Sometimes understanding something is as simple as putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, or in this case, nest.

I spent a summer working as a Park Ranger for Gull Lake Recreation Area in Brainerd, Minnesota for the US Army Corps of Engineers. 498 more words