Living from the heart/land.

Wander

Pompano

Pompano

I’m standing waist-deep in the surf, on the edge of a sandbar on the west side of Cape San Blas, Florida, fly fishing with my brother on family vacation. I really don’t have the right gear, but I like the challenge. I have a 5-weight […]

The Salmon Bring Us Together

The Salmon Bring Us Together

I spent some time on the Kenai Peninsula in June, learning about Alaska’s fisheries from the people (and nonhumans) that rely on them. What did I find around almost every bend in the stream? Togetherness. On their spawning redds, piled up where they can go […]

Plant Church

Plant Church

On a cool Sunday morning in July, Emmy and I are sitting on the front porch eating breakfast and listening to the birds. We enjoy the qualities of the sounds, and trying to describe them. I paraphrase a psalm that comes to mind, about how the whole world is singing to the creator. Emmy illustrates, pointing to that mourning dove’s song this morning from that tree right there. Then she hops down into the wet grass with bare feet and twirls around, throwing her palms to the sky. I join her…