It’s a question I ask myself almost everyday, and I will try to answer here: 1. Because I’ve been thinking about my childhood a lot these days. I guess it’s inevitable; my daughters are 3-and-a-half and one-and-a-half-years old, and I often find myself comparing their experiences to mine. Horses dominated my childhood. My mother says […]
It’s been one of those days—when beauty and horror break against each other, when at one moment the world seems startlingly cruel but gentle the next.
Friends, you have only two days left to register for the New River Birding & Nature Festival! I’ve given presentations and helped guide birding trips at the festival for the last three years, and I will be there again this year (although only for a day or two — someday, when I’m not pregnant or nursing, I hope to spend the entire week!) The festival is held in the beautiful New River Gorge area of southern West Virginia, in the heart of the cerulean warbler’s breeding range…
When my husband Jesse and two of his friends from veterinary school set out for a weekend fishing trip in West Virginia’s Canaan Valley, they weren’t planning to pick up a hitchhiker.