Different ways of seeing

Hi there, 

How are you? I mean, really, how are you? 

I’m excited to share the following things with you today: I hate Facebook and I go there all the time. The thing is, between a lot of ads and posts that I wish I didn’t see, there are gems. Words and pictures that are just what […]


Hi! Who’s ready for some sunshine and warm temperatures? I am! In the meantime, I have these three things for you after this picture of me walking in the gutter which I find so much fun: If you think about natural and working lands in your job… We want to hear from you. The Bay Area […]

Happiness and rain

Hi friends, Some of the things I’m thinking about this cold, rainy weekend include: “Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.” ~ Maria Popova “I am hopeful, Komba had said. I am hopeful. He did not say, I am happy. That was his outlook on life. Another person might have […]

One Wild & Precious Life

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and […]


January 11, 2019 Hi! Happy New Year! I have been thinking of you. There are lots of books, articles, studies, and a delightful assortment of other things that I want to share with you. But I’ve been distracted with work and film cameras and things. I’ll send you links and ideas to you soon… for now I […]

Maps and pumpkin bread

November 13, 2018 Hi, Looking for something beautiful and heartwarming? I have this for you: The video was made by participants in the Linking Individuals to their Natural Communities, a summer program for high school students. Don’t you want to sign up for that program? Don’t you want to the world to have more programs […]


November 9, 2018 Hello there, I’ve been thinking all day about rain. We need it to appear soon. We need big clouds, big heavy full dark clouds, to form over the great Pacific. And they need to drop their loads on California. From San Diego to Crescent City. From the beaches to the mountains. We need […]

New and old all at once

October 8, 2018 Hello there, Our kids don’t have school today. The reason used to be called Christopher Columbus Day. Today the reason is Indigenous Peoples Day.  To honor this day, even if your kids are in school and even if you’re at work, I have some presents for you. Umunhum, the film about the heart-full […]


September 18, 2018 Hi! I read this and immediately thought of you. It’s Anne Lamott writing about hope in National Geographic. What do you think? Yours truly, Annie  

Cover the internet

August 28, 2018 Hi there, I’m looking for collaborators. The project is covering the internet with redwoods in October*. I want to see redwoods everywhere: email inboxes, blogs, websites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and anywhere else you can stick a .jpg or write some HTML. I want my friends who don’t know what ‘biodiversity’ means to say to […]

Global/Local Action

August 21, 2018 Hi! How are you going to participate, support, and amplify the Global Climate Action Summit that’s coming to San Francisco in September? Maybe it’s on your radar, or maybe not? I recommend you find a way to get involved and be a part of this. The world is coming to the Bay Area […]

Sea star success

July 31, 2018 Hi there, How’s your summer? Have you taken vacation yet? Or are you about to? I hope that you take time to unplug from computers, soak up the long days, roast s’mores, sleep under the stars (or fog), and breathe deeply. Have you heard the good news?  Sea stars – AKA starfish […]