Pawpaw Patch

The sleeping gear is washed and dried, backpack stowed away, and my boots closeted for another day. Yesterday a crew of students broke down the 50 tents and cleaned the fields. They learned that many hands make lighter work, and more opportunities to play. I enjoyed an edible foray, never having seen a Pawpaw before. […]

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Wash and Rinse

Returning home from camping with my biology students, I am reluctant to wash the field and forest soil, sweat, and river mud from my skin. There is something grounding in being greeted by the kiss of dew in the morning and the soft sounds of zippers opening on tents. The vulnerability of sleeping in a […]

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Breaking Camp

There is something intimate, true, and ancient about circling around a fire and sleeping on the earth. I have missed hearing night sounds, feeling the chill of dew, being held by something living. A gracefulness is present in light living where people come together to share who they are as opposed to trading things and […]

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