“More or Better?” – Revisited and Updated

Originally posted on Voices from the Margins:
Carol A. Hand For the past month, my friend, Cynthia Donner, and I have been working on revising a class focused on social justice. It’s been a daunting process to frame and describe the purpose and create new assignments. And we’re facing our first class in less than a week, so please wish us luck. We’ve decided to use trees as a metaphor, focusing on the importance of roots, landscapes, branching out, and nurturing supportive inclusive communities. With Cynthia’s permission, the draft purpose we developed is posted below. I’ve included both a text…

Helping Audrey

Audrey has been at the Carson Shelter in LA county since August 7, 2016. The shelter has reached its max capacity with 50 dogs having been surrendered over the weekend. Audrey is one of many to be killed this Friday, January 20, 2017.  Please consider sharing Audrey’s information on any of your social media platforms and/or especially with anyone who may have a helpful resource to aid in Audrey’s safety.  ( Audrey’s video ) Here is what the “Saving Carson Shelter Dogs” volunteers say about Audrey: “She is very SPECIAL! She doesn’t bark or cry, stays outside of her kennel most…

Sly Fox

I captured this hunting fox just this past fall (2016) as I was just beginning to work with my new camera and lens. He happened to be hunting just outside of my condo and must have caught 4 or more prey. A good day for fox. I absolutely love to watch animals or sit in the stillness of nature. The unspoken language is my first and most fluent.  The silent conversations with animals are the very first I remember and deeply embedded into my roots.  To this day I find solace and feel most understood in my sittings with the…

Victoria Lise Sits in Wildflower Field Colorado Color

About me, The Long Version

I cringed when I started to write my ‘About Me’ page. As I sat there I thought over and over again “Well, what do I want to say?” “What about me?”  I looked over how others described themselves and their blogs but still found myself struggling to type, even just a starter word. When I began this blog nearly a year ago my intention was to express myself without a filter and also share different lifestyle choices that have worked for me all while making genuine connections. But as I started to dive into the blogging world I found there…

Winter in West Colorado

We woke up to 11 inches of fresh snow yesterday. It is always so magical after a storm,  before the new snow melts off of the southern facing peaks, everything blanketed in a glistening, dazzling white powder, while the clouds begin to vanish giving way to winters blue sky. As I mentioned in Cross country and back again my husband and I have been staying off the grid for the last week, at a farm we sometimes tend to. It is completely reliant on solar and wind power, so I dashed out early morn to clear the solar panels of snow to…