County staff & Az Game & Fish are working on the development of a mapping tool to better identify riparian areas within the county.
The experiences that have burned a hole in me include watching the mother morning dove feed her two tiny children, the pink sunset on the mountain, the early blooming saguaro, the baby desert cottontail rabbit and the aloe blossoms.
I am also looking at how humans affect the environment such as with flood, increased heat and drought and other issues. The noisy planes and the auto and truck traffic also affect our environment.
The other things that have burned a hole in me include the sunshine, heat, Frost, snow, and the rain. I enjoy the Gila and San Pedro rivers, Boyce Thompson Arboretum state park, lost Dutchman State Park, Tonto bridge and Tonto national Forest.
I write because . . . May 4, 2017
I write because I want to visit locations, photograph, interview and listen, walk, hike and keep a record as well as infuse it with meaning. I want to research and use a theme with threads to make a point similar to a topic sentence and five-paragraph essay that I used in teaching freshman English.
My purpose for writing is May 2, 2017
I want to express my reverence for nature. I also want to make this into a valuable story that will inspire others, show courage, motivate, educate, have their lives change, help them to make a decision, learn something they didn’t know, be true to themselves, show why the message is important and to be open.
Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton confessional April 25, 2017
We know that everything will be OK
But right now everything is not OK
Women are rushing to get permanent birth control
Before pills aren’t covered by their insurance
What did we do wrong?
To bring us to this?
Did Susan really say failure is impossible?
It was when we segregated the women’s movement
We failed to say we needed to include all people–black and white
We thought black men would hurt our cause
Now we see we need each other
More than ever
To protect all men’s and women’s bodies
We must admit our failure
And now we reach out to all.