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I took care of a hay and cattle ranch in northeastern Oregon, then the water inlets for the city of Bend, Oregon, on Tumalo Mountain, then a Girl Scout ranch in the Rocky Mountains near Denver and then another Girl Scout ranch in the Rocky Mountains near Fort Collins, Colorado.
Laura and I and our daughters, Juniper and Amanda, lived on the places we took care of. My family participated in the caretaking and in the adventures of living in the mountains, nearly outside the consumer culture.
Much of my writing tells about our experience as a family on remote ranches, close to wildlife and away from the consumer society.
published essays, short fiction, and poetry in The Crab Creek
Review, Back Home, Bellowing Ark, Bugle, The Christian Science Monitor,
The Doula, The Fiddlehead, Home Educator’s Family Times, Home Schooling,
Men's Fitness, Northwest, Summit, The Sun, a Magazine of
Ideas, Yoga International, The Wolf Head Quarterly, Zyzzyva,
and other magazines and newspapers. I’ve published books of fiction, and
books of non
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