*Photographer Joshua McCollough offered to accompany me on some foraging jaunts last week and took these photos above. (Though it might look like just grass, I’m actually grabbing a dandelion in the last one there).
*This summer you’ll find me profiled in an upcoming book by Matthias Geiger, an art professor at the University of California at Davis. It’s called “Parallel Universe,” and it also features Casey Fenton of CouchSurfing.com, author Daniel Pinchbeck, and last I heard, mushroom guru Paul Stamets, among others. Geiger contacted me after reading this essay I wrote for the web magazine Reality Sandwich.
On his website, Geiger says: “Inhabitants of this ‘Parallel Universe’ are engaged in a deeply transformative process by renewing our relationship to birth, death, nutrition, science, ceremony, ritual, healing, art, business, community. This book featuring interviews and photographs is offering insights into a way of being we all can be inspired by.” Can’t wait to check it out.
Thank you for reading First Ways. Stay tuned; many more adventures await.