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.
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.
To read more of Susan’s essays and
stories, go to: www.desertscribe.com and www.writeforchange.com.
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of the book, please contact the author at www.writeforchange.com.