Another look at Poison Ivy: Mother Rhus

Poison Ivy - Mother Rhus

Let’s write stories for our ancestors. About healing. Hope, Futures of resilience.…Let’s write stories for the future generations. Stories that can help us travel to futures that we’d like to inhabit.……But first, I need to heal. Maybe you do too. Today, an article I wrote on healing intergenerational trauma was published in a plant dialogues […]

My first published fiction story: “Cracking Open”

My first piece of fiction “Cracking Open: A Walk to the Precipice” was published six months ago in Dark Mountain Issue 20: ABYSS. The window to not re-publish has passed, and now I’m sharing it here. It’s an illustrated coming of age story about a girl and the creatures that live at the Center of […]

Northern Mojave Lichens: Part I — Interesting notes and Yucca People

Last April, Jason and I surveyed lichens in the northern Mojave. It’s the second field season of a three year study involving lichen biodiversity along the ecotone of the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts in Southern Nevada. And what did we find? Lichens, yucca people, bizarre geology, and a new rock climbing area that’s being […]