The Bear At My Door

I wake up a few hours before dawn, something that’s happening with increasing frequency, leaving me staring into the blackness, the void. Tangled with doubt – doubt about everything and anything including...

Island Life

Appreciating the timeless rhythm of the tides, sun and wind in the Channel Islands By Leonie Sherman Slack-lining and ukulele in a wind shelter at Water Canyon campground (Joanne Schwartz). THE ENGINE...

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 149

“You look at them, and you’re like, ‘What even is that? That’s the most ridiculous animal I’ve ever seen in my life.’ If you take an animal the size of a cat, with the body structure of a kangaroo, and...

High Way

Simple wildlife crossings can save human and animal lives. When an animal needs to cross a road, it is often forced to run a deadly gauntlet of cars, pickup trucks, and semis to get to the other side to...

Orcas in the Mist

The little orca surfaces under an Apocalyptic red sun that’s barely visible behind a shroud of smoke from the wildfires burning across the West. We’re headed east down the Strait of Juan de Fuca toward...

The NRA Is Lying to You

Last week, I argued that hunters should leave the NRA. Despite its pro-hunting rhetoric, I wrote in the piece, the NRA betrays sportsmen and women by donating money to anti-hunting politicians and falsely...