Despair is no longer sufficient

As the news filtered out of Orlando Sunday morning, another mass shooting was playing out in the background. When the 50 dead headline came across my screen mid day, I sat up and took notice and then hung my head, bewildered and anguished. The words “coming apart at the seams” rang through my head; we’re […]

The Lucky Ones

Yesterday morning my husband and I were looking at the calendar, admiring a photo of a kayaker going over a large waterfall. My husband commented that a friend of ours, a paddler, told him that it is no longer “enough” to simply go over a huge water fall in a kayak. Now you have to […]

Attention Nature Lovers! The Maine Master Naturalist Program seeks applicants for 2016 courses

Attention nature lovers! I have good news for you. The Maine Master Naturalist Program is sponsoring three, count them, three Tier One Associate Naturalist training classes here in Maine this summer. Located in Bar Harbor, Bridgton and Farmington, the class runs from May through September and covers a diverse array of natural history topics. And what […]

Righting the work/life balance

Its been a quiet couple of months here at Trees With the Fur On, the yearly collapse of my work/life balance occurred in late October, and it has been a rather long road to climb back out of the crater it left. I found my mind was so intensely focused on my work and single […]