I write at the messy interface of nature and the human experience.

Word Balloons

Word Balloons

Recently I took my first voice lesson. Because I paid for it, I suppose it’s more accurate to say I received my first voice lesson. Regardless of semantics, it was amazing. Ellie Linn Fletcher, owner of Inner Rhythms, Joyful Voice!, has a voice like warm…

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Aspirations

Aspirations

I meandered out to the river at lunchtime, engaged in my winter project of promoting a healthy brain chemistry. I can be taught. I’ve been beaten by the dull gray club of decades of Oregon winters. In January, any daylight is helpful.

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Breathing

Breathing

Coastal mountains stretch along the western edge of North America like an undulating salamander, green and moist and cool. Perch somewhere along her spine. Make yourself small and unnoticeable. Become dark and still on a winter…

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BOOK

Blackberries in July

Biologist Tom Titus returns to Oregon in search of old orchards, bay clams, wild mushrooms, spawning salmon, and home. This poetic year-long hunting and gathering of his spirit reunites him with the land and traditions of four generations, leading to a profound reordering of values and priorities. Humor and personal insight illuminate the emotional pitfalls and spiritual payoffs in the conscious pursuit of place.

To buy the book in Eugene, Oregon, find it at Tsunami Books or J. Michaels Books.

To order a signed copy by mail, send a check for $15.00 made out to Tom A. Titus to: Tom A. Titus, 3550 Mill St., Eugene, OR, 97405

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