Nature

2 Articles

September 17, 2015

The Coyote, the Copywriter, and her Domesticated Canine

Finding assurance in unexpected encounters

The chance of unexpected encounters is why I take walks along quiet dirt paths or along the shore. To look in the eye of a wild creature, so sure of its place in the world, for a fleeting moment that dissipates like a daydream with the padding footsteps of the coyote back into the brush or the splash of a harbor seal back beneath the waves, is both arresting and comforting.

August 05, 2014

Yosemite Falls

A reminder of the sanctity of wilderness

It's the week after Christmas and I'm on vacation with my family in a tiny mountain town called Groveland, about an hour from Yosemite Valley. We're all here together — my mom, dad, sister, and our yellow lab — to slow down for a few days, away from the distractions of work, social obligations, and the internet.