What WILDNESS is about

We are all wild or we wouldn’t be here. Yet the wildness diminishes in every generation. Now the pendulum has reached its extreme, and is headed back the other way, toward more connection with nature’s wildness and wildness, in children, adults and elders. It’s never too late to become a free range kid! This blog is about how all of … Read More


Posts in this Category are about profound experiences in nature, meditative journeys, communications, and insights from a vast and multidimensional Consciousness. They may be shamanic, channelling, mystical, visions, dreams, visitations, … Some of the stories and ideas are mine; some are gifts from other humans; some come from elsewhere altogether. Too many of us have experiences that call out to … Read More


An Elder teacher said, “The Creator intended for us to have good lives.” This Category is about creating that good life through healing and maturing. Cleaning Up and Growing Up, to use Ken Wilber’s language. It’s about grief work: healing our emotional wounds and the physical pain and disease they cause; addressing and moving past our limitations, facing and changing … Read More


The topics of community, being human, mentoring, and eldering begin with the understanding that we are social beings, and that this aspect of our being yearns for deep human contact. We live in a society where meaningful human contact has been seriously eroded, and that’s killing us. Literally. Loneliness is the number one cause of death among older people. Many … Read More

What BORN WHOLE the book is about

Born Whole covers a lot of ground. This category will eventually contain all of the text of the book, presented in digestible chunks every two weeks or so. Born Whole is available as a Kindle or paperback through Amazon. The page in Amazon Canada is here. If you are guided to seek your own pre-birth healing, or applying the ideas … Read More

Born Whole post #2: Preface, segment 2 of 2

The Backdrop: My Beliefs As you reflect on what you read, I hope you will see how you can use what is offered in this book. Some of this may seem strange, even unbelievable, but all of it is what I have experienced. I grew up in a strongly religious environment. Perhaps the greatest gift from that early experience was … Read More


LOVE IS A BUFFER without which we, in the presence of our Source would surely cease to be. And yet and yet I yearn for my Source as a raindrop yearns for the sea. April 5, 2021; originally published May 9, 2015


My tears taste of the ocean, my breath remembers mountain winds. My bones are kin with stone and soil, my hair with grass and fern and leaf. My blood claims its ties to the sun through heat and living pulse and red.   This body came to be, has grown, will age and then, like all, will die; will rise … Read More

Don’t Leave No Trace

Remember when the phrase “Leave No Trace” was the catchphrase for any excursion into wildness? I haven’t heard that one recently. I’m glad of that, because we can’t leave no trace. We can’t “take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.” The idea of “leave no trace” assumed that all we take into nature is our physical selves. We … Read More

Born Whole post #1: Preface, segment 1 of 2

BORN WHOLE Preface This book is about how we and our children can be born whole. It is my story, and it is a story that belongs to us all. This book will stretch your understanding of what is real and what is possible. You may also find that the story feels familiar deep within you, at a level beyond … Read More

Time In The Ashes

It’s no surprise now, after more than a year of being in some form of community isolation, that we feel tensions rising from time to time. We have moments of being snippy, short tempered, or otherwise less than our best selves. Heck, this happens even without pandemics. This article is about a way to cope with being cooped. There’s a … Read More