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Cookie's Bliss Walkaholic

Where Two Rivers Meet

Kersten is delighted by how quickly we arrive at the trailhead, and after two dashes back to the car—Kersten to shed her sweater and I to retrieve my hair tie—we launch our Thursday morning adventure.

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Cookie's Bliss Food Garden

Interview With a Gardener – a journalistic self-portrait

Probing my raison d’etre.

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Cookie's Bliss Walkaholic

How a Few Trees Kept Me From Spinning Out of Control

When disaster strikes, we reach for the familiar — something sturdy like the trunk of a tree — and hold on.

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Community Cookie's Bliss Happiness Recurring Epiphanies Walkaholic

My Friend Carl

I wrote this post in 2016 and Sheri McGregor put it in an anthology, a kind of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” for nature freaks. The essay would belong to Sowing Creek Press for a year following publication after which I could do anything I wanted with it, such as post it here on Plastic […]

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Cookie's Bliss Environment

What the Rain Barrel Taught Me About Gratitude

They say you never miss the water ’till the well runs dry.