Paean to the Earth

by Susan Lee Feathers

5.5 x 8.5, 84 pg, soft cover

ISBN 978-0-9815315-0-2

Price $15.00

I believe it has come to pass that even with our great intelligence and schools of thought about so many other things, we as a culture have lost touch with the set of instructions that bring balance to our actions: a sense of how much is enough, a feeling of reverence for all life and basic knowledge of how to live on Earth.

~The Author

About the Author

Susan Feathers first learned about land and waters in Watauga, Tennessee at her paternal grandparents’ hilltop farm. There in the verdant fields and hills, she roamed and rested on the earth and heard the heartbeat of the mother of us all.

Susan earned a master’s degree in special education for the deaf and worked with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults for a decade. During that time she and her husband raised a son and daughter in Croton-on-Hudson, New York—a small hamlet of 6,000 residents nestled at the base of the Croton Dam and from which creeks pour through the Croton Gorge into the Hudson River.

Later Susan enrolled at Columbia University in New York City to study biology. In 1985 she and her family moved to California where she began to study ecology. From then on, Susan devoted her teaching career to the environment, serving at the Ocean Institute and the William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom in California and the Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University, in Phoenix, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Susan travels back to Tennessee to visit with her son, Tom, and daughter-in-law, Amy, to Maryland to visit her daughter, Heather, and to Florida where her father and two of her sisters now reside.

Just about any other time, you can find her in the desert somewhere, communing with saguaros and jotting down her thoughts.

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