A beautiful forest at dusk.

Between Nature and Civilization

I spend about half my time camping on National Forest lands and half in or near a city. My last sojourn into the wilderness lasted about a month. So, I was not surprised that I accumulated a wild roommate. I met my mouse along the St. Joe River while I was packing up in preparation…

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Small Appliance Day

Before retirement, before downsizing, before adopting my nomadic lifestyle, I was the self-proclaimed Queen of the Small Appliance. I owned a food processor, blender, electric deep fat fryer, heavy-duty dehydrator, Kitchen-Aid, electric yogurt maker, electric steamer, and many other electric and non-electric cooking tools. I used them all, some, like my dehydrator, I use seasonally.…

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Montana Again

I crossed into Montana today on I -25. Again, so many memories, especially in the Big Horn Mountains. Unlike my trip through here in May of this year on my way to Ohio, the terrain is the color of oat straw. A few irrigated crops remain unharvested but everything else is down. I had hoped…