Seasons

I wonder what it would have been like for an ancient people migrating from an equatorial region and seeing seasons for the first time. Winter would seem like the end of the world... The trees are dying all around, it's getting colder and even the sun hides beyond the horizon most of the time. The …

Winter!

I know it's only fall, but winter feels like it's arrived latley. I've missed it! Time for burning fireplaces, scraping windshields, thick jackets and frosty breath. And, more writing? It seems like fall/winter are more of a time for writing than the warmer times of the year. Of course, I write all year round, but …

Nature is angry

The air is filled with smoke. Ashes fall like snow. It's hotter than it's ever been. Winds and waters destroy our infrastructure, explode our factories. Is it hubris to think we can do whatever we want and still thrive on this planet? Look to the future. It's time to change ourselves.

Garden writing

I've done a moderate amount of writing during this vacation trip. Sitting outside, with trees and plants in the garden nearby is most conducive to my creativity, I've found. Something about having life and nature nearby inspires more ideas in my head than bland office walls and florescent lights. Thunder rumbling, rain clattering, wind hissing …

Weather

Here in Seattle we just had our biggest snow storm since 1990. Sure, it's small by other standards, but it was surprising and kept me home from work for a day. It's made me think of nature, though, and how it still has sway over us even with all our technology. What kind of world …