How to be a tourist

Juneau by flight

What is it like to make your home in a “tourist” town? [Read more...]

Snakes in the Dark: beginning to remember

Brú na Bóinne : Ireland

As we slide into the Chinese year of the snake, Traci imagines the connection between sovereignty–of Self, and the many local kings of ancient Ireland–and the earth bound Queen of regeneration: the Serpent. [Read more...]

Two peoples, one mountain, our tales (Part 1)

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I’m sure that you’ve heard of The Great Flood. It destroyed the Old World, and the World we live in now is what came after that Flood. You know a version of the story, but it’s not like our story. [Read more...]

A time of change, a place of resilience

Community members celebrating the Big Lottery Grant.

This valley, like most places, has undergone massive shifts and changes in population, in livelihood and in spirituality over the past 50 years. As my partner and I rebuild our home and re-embed ourselves into life here, it feels as though not only we, but the whole valley is at the beginning of a new chapter. [Read more...]

When one’s home shows up on television

Juneau, Alaska, By Gillfoto (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Are any of you fans of Bravo’s tv show, Top Chef? I am. I love it. It might seem a strange question here, except for the fact that this week’s episode was filmed in Juneau, my home land, and the previous episode was filmed on a cruise ship sailing up the Inside Passage. [Read more...]

In Ireland, it’s all about the weather….{and flat tires}

the Ents : east Cork

From Ireland, Traci shares images of her east Cork lane-way–blanketed in snow. [Read more...]

Relocalized

Maker Faire San Francisco 2012

Oakland. The city of my birth. The city where my daughter was born. The city where my mother was born. Her mother was born one city over in Berkeley. If any place is really my “home” on this planet, this must be it. And yet, I’ve struggled with this place. [Read more...]


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