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The Awesome Power of Awe

The more overwhelmed we are, the more we need awe.

My Second Life on the Water

Guiding fundamentally changed how I view, interact with, and share our rivers and natural spaces with others.

Source to Sea, Safely

In 2024, Devin A. Brown plans to become the first Black woman to kayak the entire length of the Mississippi River. She’s not doing it alone.

Fly-Fishing Opened My Eyes

I learned that the better one understands the cycles of the stream, the easier it is to catch fish.

Navigating at Home

As I grow older, I find myself less driven by adrenaline, pride, or passion to change the world. I am more energized by the simple gatherings in my own community.

New Young Adult Book Explores Archeology, Gender, and Vikings

This turned out to be a story that is so much more than DNA testing.

Out of the Sierra

The decisions that they have to make on a daily basis about what to assimilate into, and what to resist, is something that comes out viscerally in small moments everywhere you look in that community.

Snowpocalypse: Magic and Manic

Bring it on! I turn on the loudest, most radical Irish music I can find, by the inimitable Irish Rovers, and belt out “Bells over Belfast” while frantically shoveling my beast out of its latest snowy prison. 

Gliding From Past to Present

A Q&A with Deneane Richburg of Brownbody

Sand, Surf, and Landmines

Last spring, I was aboard a student research vessel with fellow college students to conduct research projects that ranged from phytoplankton studies to plastics and biological surveys.

Values & Vision: Author Anne Winkler-Morey

This represents an excerpt of a Changemakers Alliance conversation…

My 12,000-Mile Bike Trip

Gusts were so strong we expended energy just to keep the bikes upright. Dust swirled, filling our lungs.