Author Archives: Lawrence Wade

Good-bye Blue Whale

In May 2017, a blue whale was struck by a ship off the coast of Northern California. A few days later the creature washed up on a beach in Bolinas, CA. Do incidents like this mean that the endangered blue … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minutes with Nature

What would happen if you turned off your phone, iPad and other devices and spent time listening and observing nature? This is the challenge I offered up to 4th graders at Cedar Ridge School in Eden Prairie, MN. The students … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place – Journey to the Center of the Earth

To see the video of the river, you will need to use your Safari browser. This is the third in a series of stories about a “Sense of Place”, where a person can feel the wonder on nature. This story … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place – Spring ponds

Note to Readers: The audio can only be heard using Safari. Turn the volume to its highest setting. This is the second in a series of stories about places where we connect to the Earth. Where our hearts are open and … Continue reading

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A Journey of Wonder and Awe at the Big Woods State Park

This is the first in a series of postings about our relationships with the land and the wild places that are in our hearts. Through text and photographs, Dale Antonson shares with readers his connection with Nerstrand Woods. The path … Continue reading

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Article and photos  by Kelly Shea, who is currently living in Puebla, Mexico, studying Spanish and spending some much needed time as a global citizen. Similar to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, I find myself here in Mexico … Continue reading

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The Eagle has Landed

​Story, photos, and artwork by James Gregory, Plymouth, MN. This the second submission Jim has made. To see more of Jim’s artwork and the work of his wife, Kristina go to:    “While skiing across frozen Parker’s Lake right … Continue reading

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My Teacher has Four Legs

Editor note: Gretchen and Dick Alford are people from the Dog Tribe and each share their story. Gretchen: I just returned from the second of our twice daily walks in the back woods with our now 8 year old British … Continue reading

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Moments with Nature

Paul Vitko is an artist, and has shared some of the work from his own back yard. If you would like to see more of Paul’s work go to: The challenge is being present in the moment, seeing, translating, … Continue reading

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Travels with the Earth Oracle

I recently read an important new book on Earth Spirituality, called “Travels with the Earth Oracle”. This the story of a group of people who traveled to sacred areas around the world.The book is about engaging with the Earth in … Continue reading

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