Books · Writing

Waging the War of Art

My husband just picked up a new book and insisted he needed to read the introduction to me. Therein, the author thanks a specific individual for helping to keep her “focused and sane (more or less) through the war that is writing a book.” I was reminded through this of the words of Steven Pressfield,… Continue reading Waging the War of Art

Books · Christian Faith · Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing · Prayer · The Church

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

“The greatest problems of our time are not technological, for these we handle fairly well. They are not even political or economic, because the difficulties in these areas, glaring as they may be, are largely derivative. The greatest problems are moral and spiritual, and unless we can make some progress in these realms, we may… Continue reading Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Books · Grand Canyon · National Parks · Nature · Photography

Celebrating America’s National Parks

Celebrating America’s National Parks, a book on which I collaborated with Florida-based photographer, Clyde Butcher (his images, my words) was released in 2016. This volume features parks ranging from Maine’s Acadia to Alaska’s Denali to Florida’s Everglades. Shared alongside Clyde’s images, that he captured over a span of 50 years, are the fascinating details I discovered on the… Continue reading Celebrating America’s National Parks

Books · National Parks · Nature

An Apology, Some News and An Invitation

I apologize for neglecting this blog in recent days. I’ve been holed up writing and editing but will soon resume posting on this site. Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades, a book I edited, has just been released, and The National Parks, a book on which I collaborated with photographer Clyde Butcher (his photographs, my words),… Continue reading An Apology, Some News and An Invitation

Books · Wilderness

What I’m Reading This Week: The Spine of the Continent

The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken Publishers Weekly has this to say about the book: “Hannibal (Leaves and Pods) offers a gripping and informative look at the founding of bioconservation, the scientists and controversies behind environmental science, and the ambitious, necessary extension of theoretical knowledge into practical application with… Continue reading What I’m Reading This Week: The Spine of the Continent