Saturday, October 30, 2004

About Me

I am a sea person, a country person, a walk in the woods, stare at the stars person.... my soul dries up on pavement, my heart hurts when trees are cut, animals lose their places to live.

I have raised two fine kids, many cats; I am enriched by the art of my husband and the warmth of friends and family.

After years of slogging my way through school, I learned I could play with the thoughts that intrigued me and so got a masters in early childhood education and then environmental education... and found great joy in teaching first nursery school kids, then angry teenagers watching them became engaged as they slogged through marshes and tide pools .... we found a seal haul out and the rest was history.

Seals and whales have been my focus ever since. The whale blog tells the story of whales I met during my two summers as naturalist on a whale watch boat. My seal blog is still percolating as I try to pull together the much more complex story of 24 years of observations.

Individuality in kids, in whales, in seals, in cats in trees all grab my attention. I have known 50 or more seals and 10 or more whales over the years; each individual has a unique temperament and that uniqueness is what I want to talk about.

The seal study is ongoing.... the seals leave the ledge I observe in the winter but they will be back in April and I will be there too until they leave again in late August. The winter is time to write about them.

If you have questions or comments or would like more information you can contact me at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

SparkyLeigh here,
Looks like you have made a nice site and found your home here! I read your story of Fissure. You have done a good job laying out the story.
So have you abandoned Flickr then?
I wish I had nothing else to do than write my wildlife stories and post photos and look at everyone elses...I get overwhelmed with all of this. I only recently toured Flickr and had 75 comments in my mail box...Just too much to handle.
Good luck here and when I do have time I will try to re-create some of what I have done on the Flog somewhere, probably Flickr but we'll see.
Aloha Gale, Sparks

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you sound like an interesting person. Want to go on a date with me? ahahahhaha
i like it here, sweety. you done good.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Luis C.M. said...

Couldn't resist the temptation of saying: hi! but don't mind me; I'm just revisiting old haunts :-)

9:13 PM  

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