Perhaps it’s fitting. Late in the year, I found myself curling into a colorful scarf and hiding out on a Crooked River. It could barely be seen from the lodge, […]
When we’re weighed down by fear and anxiety, it’s too easy focus on the danger of open doors.
A woman with her chest bared, depicted in a classic painting, was giving life to both a young child and the world in which we live today. In Greek mythology, this woman was credited with giving birth to the Milky Way.
As an aspiring novelist, I devoted my Saturday to creating fictional scenes that celebrate the Northern Lights. I wrote most of the climax for my first book, and with each suspenseful word, I became more excited to embark on the journey to becoming a published author.
Aurora chasers are a rare breed. They’re creative, adventurous, open and curious about life’s mysteries. Not to mention fearless!
Nature. Photography. The Aurora Borealis. More than 40 people from six states gathered in Two Harbors, Minnesota, in November to celebrate these three subjects. I was privileged to be among […]
A whisper in the dark: “Do you think that’s it?” After driving an hour north on Tuesday night, I pulled over on a dirt road in rural Minnesota and got […]
It’s 2 a.m. My eyes are bleary, my arms and legs tender from a lack of sleep. My dog can hardly keep her head upright, whether she is indoors or […]
Yesterday was a significant day in my life. Sunday, February 19, 2012, was the day my twin brothers would have turned 14 years old, and it was the first anniversary […]
I made a wish on 11/11/11 — at 11:11 p.m., as it turns out. I missed the first 11:11 in the morning, but managed to catch it the second time […]
The tide comes in. The rains fall unwonted. The storm surge pummels the shore. The comfort of a beach or a boardwalk that we’ve come to know and love is submerged in the waves, and those who are out embracing the adventures of the lake are faced with daunting challenges — whether they’re using a backstroke, a surfboard or a boat.
As the year draws to a close, it’s tradition to look back on months past for insight and inspiration. There’s no doubt this year was a transformative one for me […]
I’m beginning to realize something. Life everywhere exists in layers. Layers of rock and hardened lava beneath our feet. Layers of color in a dancing autumn leaf. Layers of fur […]
Not every yard has a garden,
Neatly mulched, lined in stone,
Sprinkled with seeds
And sprouting roses.
Remember Friday the 13th? The only thing worse than an unlucky Friday is an unlucky Monday.
Change is on my doorstep. She’s been there for some time, promising to push with gale force winds and flood the foundations if I don’t let her in.
My philosophy has always been to live with “childish enthusiasm,” but this year was one filled with hard work.
A passion like this, it takes hold of the heart, and it becomes unstoppable.