Lessons from the Brambles: What I Learned from Masters of Survival

“Why it’s simply impassible! Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible? Door: No, I do mean impassible. Nothing’s impossible!” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass The land I call home was once covered in blackberry brambles. So covered that I could not walk anywhere. I could not even set a foot … Read more

Courting the Wild: How to Spark and Nurture a Love Affair with Nature

How to be a Nature Lover

As I attempt to tackle this lofty topic, I have some reservations. Writing about how to love nature is dangerous territory. The risks of spiritual pomposity or airy-fairy Walden-esque prose gather all around, waiting for the first chance to jump onto the page and turn this article into utter fluff.     There is also the … Read more