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Unripe Spirits

“These unripe spirits keep seeking the earth.—Children, one earthly Thing truly experienced, even once, is enough for a lifetime.” – German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875-1926

“one earthly Thing truly experienced” — things in which we are so present and engaged, so deeply involved: the birth of a child, falling in love, being surprised by the beauty of nature, death, and other moments of profound depth. The impulse of the poet and of the mystic is that all of life is imbued with this profound element, if we but “had eyes to see,” as Jesus puts it.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

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