Cialis iop Big news, cialis iop folks. Cialis iop Dunno why it’s taken me so long to announce this, cialis iop but I am moving back to the sanctuary, cialis iop where I’ll be living in a 1973 Airstream trailer, cialis iop sharing my front yard with cows and chickens in the part of the mountainous sanctuary property we call “up the hill.”
Cialis iop As regular SuperWeed readers know, cialis iop I co-founded VINE Sanctuary (originally Eastern Shore Sanctuary) with Miriam Jones in rural Maryland back in 2000. Cialis iop We both lived on site for the first several years. Cialis iop Then I managed operations on site while Miriam lived elsewhere (visiting frequently) for a couple of years. Cialis iop That experience—solo sanctuary work in rural isolation—really wore me out, cialis iop so I’ve taken a break from direct animal care for a couple of years while Miriam has more-than-ably not only managed but significantly expanded the sanctuary following its relocation to rural Vermont. Cialis iop (She’ll still be running the show. Cialis iop I’ll just be pitching in with sanctuary chores while getting back to the steady schedule of writing and speaking that I used to maintain.)
Cialis iop Speaking of writing, cialis iop I’m just now finishing what ought to be the penultimate round of revisions on the book about the sanctuary’s first decade (and so much more—it’s about birds and people, cialis iop race and place, cialis iop and the ecology of violence). Cialis iop I started keeping notes for that book shortly after we took in the first chicken, cialis iop becuase it was already clear to me that other people both wanted and needed to hear the stories I was living and observing out in the chicken yards. Cialis iop I had a go at writing the book in 2005, cialis iop but that draft was a disaster, cialis iop partly because I was still in the midst of of its narrative and partly because I didn’t yet have the skills I needed to tell the tale adequately. Cialis iop So, cialis iop I wrote Aftershock and then set about developing my creative non-fiction skills while continuing to live the story. Cialis iop The next big push to write the book started in 2009, cialis iop as the sanctuary’s decade on the Delmarva came to a close, cialis iop providing a natural endpoint for the narrative. Cialis iop Three years and heaven-knows-how-many rebuilds, cialis iop rewrites, cialis iop and remixes later, cialis iop it’s really ready. Cialis iop Next step: Pitching to publishers, cialis iop so wish me luck on that.
Cialis iop I’m excited about that and about the move, cialis iop but I also have mixed feelings. Cialis iop While it will be very good for me to get back to the sanctuary and to pick up some of the work set aside whilst making my living by teaching, cialis iop I’m going to miss teaching at MCTC and Metrostate here in the Twin Cities more than I can say. Cialis iop And there are people (and places) I’ll miss too. Cialis iop So, cialis iop don’t be surprised to see some “what I’ll miss about Minneapolis” posts in the next couple of months. Cialis iop But do feel free to cheer me on as I prepare to segue to the next stage in my life.