ramblings and reclaim

(photo by Taproot Magazine Editor, amanda soule) by now, copies of Taproot’s RECLAIM issue are arriving in mailboxes, independent bookstores, and local health food stores all over the US (hopefully in your area too!)… Continue reading

in gratitude

  have you had your daily epiphanie? i’m thrilled to announce that i’m writing monthly for the new online magazine created by Epiphanie Bags! i shared a bit of gratitude over the thanksgiving… Continue reading

winter wonderland

oh december! it’s a whirlwind, this month. that’s for sure. energy is bustling and holidays bring about their own sense of crazy (both good and chaotic) in addition to families and extended families… Continue reading

giving thanks

every year this holiday rolls around and it brings me pause. i look back to previous thanksgivings of my childhood, the meals of epic proportions and i wonder if (and how) i am… Continue reading


the day started like any other: good mornings, goodbyes, breakfasts, boys to school, mere to work, emails, deadlines and busy business. the afternoon carried on as usual: chores, wood, compost, dinner prep, and… Continue reading

a day in the life

about a week or so into my November Gratitude Project, we had a home day, a mandatory no school no work day for four out of five of us. our days here begin… Continue reading

thoughts from the couch

i remember the first time i saw a scene like this through my camera a year or so ago. i stopped with my nikon and pointed my lens in their general direction. then,… Continue reading

zen and the art of travel

“i travel not to go anywhere, but to go. i travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move.” – robert louis stevenson i don’t know much about traveling, or how to… Continue reading

hello october

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables it’s a month of hustling about, getting this and that ready for the great long winter. last… Continue reading


“life’s not fair” was the most common phrase he spoke while frustrated. if parents have mottos, “life’s not fair” was certainly my dads. i’m not sure how my brothers felt about it, but… Continue reading