Fighting a Pipeline, Letting Go of Grief, and Celebrating a Book

Submitted November 6th, 2014
By for Local

Understatement of the Year: It’s been a chaotic 2 weeks. 2 Tuesdays ago I passed 2 anniversaries: that of funding my Kickstarter publishing project and 6 years since losing Kevin. Amongst the emotions of that anniversary I become deeply immersed in a grassroots pipeline prevention (sounds much better than ant-pipeline, right?) movement in my home county of Lancaster, […]

Testing my Character
October 23rd, 2014 by

I think we all like to believe we are moral and decent human beings.  Even if we don’t always do the right thing, we try to.  At least, that’s how, I think, I live my life.  But lately I feel called into question and I keep wondering: Am I a moral person? What are my […]

Camp Widow Canada – Facing Our Grief on the Dance Floor
October 1st, 2014 by

A week ago I made the drive north to Toronto from my home in south central Pennsylvania.  Once north of Harrisburg, suburbia begins to fall away and my views are filled with endless miles of streams that cut through vast valleys of deciduous trees just beginning to turn to colors other than green.  It was […]

Furthest Out
September 12th, 2014 by

Amongst my widowed friends I am one of the furthest out, meaning, that I’ve been widowed longer than most of the others in my grief circle of friends.  I see their struggles, I feel their pain, yet I can’t go “back there”.  On that same note, I’m at a unique place in my own grief […]

Natural Healing
May 29th, 2014 by

Even when my lungs burn up the trail and I remember how deeply out of shape I am, I put one boot in front of the other and remind myself that this is healing in so many ways.  I know that my muscles are building, fat is melting, lung power increasing, and soul and mind […]

Seeking Solitude
March 5th, 2014 by

I moved to Montana in 2006 for many reasons. Chasing the beauty of the first thunderstorm I saw in its mountains in 2002 Finding a new path for life Exploring a different route of education Being able to make it on my own It’s only now that I discovered the other reason why I went […]

Healing Begins Outside
February 28th, 2014 by

If you want to help me heal, put me on a trail. It’s where I think best.  It used to be that writing was the best outlet for my worries, but so many things have caused me to hold back my words.  Then, I did the worst thing I could do.  After I broke my […]

Fighting a Pipeline, Letting Go of Grief, and Celebrating a Book
November 6th, 2014 by

Understatement of the Year: It’s been a chaotic 2 weeks. 2 Tuesdays ago I passed 2 anniversaries: that of funding my Kickstarter publishing project and 6 years since losing Kevin. Amongst the emotions of that anniversary I become deeply immersed in a grassroots pipeline prevention (sounds much better than ant-pipeline, right?) movement in my home county of Lancaster, […]

Enola Low Grade Trail
September 1st, 2014 by

My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed biking the Enola Low Grade Trail in Manor township on the weekends.  While I dream of one day biking the entire way to the Martic township railroad trestle, where it ends until renovations are completed, today we completed over 6 miles round trip following a picnic lunch with […]

You Cannot Destroy My Safe Place
August 29th, 2014 by

“Some religious institutions and belief systems resists and distrust the suggestion that nature and spirit are related.  Suspicious of environmentalism as an ersatz religion, they perceive a creeping, cultural animism.  This belief, which runs deep in American culture, is perhaps one of the least acknowledged but most important barriers between children and nature.” ~Richard Louv […]