Exploring Gorgeous Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona 1/3

From White House Overlook the 80-room White House Ruin, inhabited between 1040 A.D. and 1275 A.D., appeared to be swallowed by the massive burnt orange canyon wall. We hiked 600 feet down to the canyon floor passing smooth sandstone buttes along the way that looked something straight out of National Geographic Magazine. Stunning and unearthly.…

How Vegetable Gardening Benefits Children

My three-year-old son has been gardening since he could walk. I can recall living in the historical district of downtown Phoenix in a 1926 tudor house with blue trim that allowed for oodles of gardening room. My son loved to hand the germinated plants over to me as I stuffed it in the soft, black…

Upcycle With A DIY Whiteboard

Personalizing your own dry erase board is childsplay when you think about driving down to Walmart or Office Max to pick out an imported cookie-cutter whiteboard wrapped in a heap of misused plastic. Choosing to whiteboard scrap wood means upcycling (environmentally friendly) and also scores you mega points for creativity. I chose a fragmented piece…

Hidden Petroglphys in Show Low Arizona

The quest began when I was browsing Facebook for hikes in or near the Arizona’s White Mountains when I noticed a picture that someone eagerly posted on their homepage. Magnificent, vivid petroglyphs carved into dense lava rock glowed on my computer screen. It was thrilling to know its location was essentially in my backyard. Clearly,…

Poem: Void

I am being carried by southwest hairlines Receding into the west. Going from green to brown- Flat chested to massive voids. Dried up trails Represent ancient laugh lines. I envision a rucksack revolution started by Zen Lunatics.