(Laurie Lewis’) poetic invocations of living nature are some of the most moving I’ve heard.
~ Barbara Kingsolver
from the liner notes of “Calling Me Home,” by Kathy Mattea.

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New Release

COMING MAY 31, 2024
“TREES is a long-play journey, a vinyl trek, inviting each of us to put the needle to the record and join her as she traverses the Sierra Nevada or rafts the Tuolumne River. It’s not simply a metaphor or parable, it’s not merely an introspective, emotional inventory, it’s not a performative challenge to the powers and systems that be – powers and systems that leave us alone to encounter, interpret, and reckon with such grief and loss. This LP is all of these things together, at the same time, held in place by a remarkable linchpin and a gorgeous, maternal tree under which all of us can learn, grow, and flourish. Each of us on this beautiful, complicated Earth should count ourselves lucky to encounter trees as stately and as nurturing as Laurie Lewis.”
Available as CD, LP, and download.

RSS High Sierra Rambles

  • Ghosts of the Walls July 9, 2023
    July 5, 2022 After writing yesterday’s blog, I remembered a few little things that I hadn’t written down. So here they are. First, a tale of trade routes long gone. In our near-perfect campsite at Garnet Lake, Emily found a knapped shard of obsidian. The closest place to mine obsidian is probably 150 miles north […]
  • Independence Day 2022 July 7, 2023
    July 4, 2022 Today, I forgot to write anything in my journal. So the 2023 me is just winging it, based on the photos, a map, and my possibly faulty memory. Here goes: We awoke to the most beautiful morning. Perfectly still lake and clear blue skies. After lazing around camp and taking breakfast overlooking […]
  • A Good Decision July 6, 2023
    July 3, 2022 What a night! The wind started howling through the trees above us at about 9:00 PM. I thought they would abate, but they lasted almost all night, letting up at times but never being still. I am so grateful that we moved from Thousand Island Lake, where we would certainly have been […]
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