Poem “Tempest” Published in Canary #39, Winter 2017/18

TEMPEST Through the night the trees rocked to and from, boughs bucked and pitched against one another and I remember thinking it sounded like weeping. At first light I left the hilltop for the shadows of the canyon. The river was frenzied, filled with leaves and waves and mud. I stood for a time at [...]

New Poem “Yellow” in Honor of #NationalPoetryDay

YELLOW What I can’t forget is the sound of that yellow warbler. Up and up we climbed Wasatch Mountain, poolings of snow lingering in the shadowed valleys. In the quiet along the riverbank we did not speak. Cupping our hands, drinking the sweet alpine snowmelt, the wind slipped through poplars, and that warbler song echoed [...]

“The Devil’s Road: A Baja Documentary,” Main Expedition, Day 39

“The Devil’s Road: A Baja Documentary,” Main Expedition, Day 39

Excerpt from The Devil's Road Main Expedition, Day 31 There is an acute and undeniable buzz in me--a palpable, electric thrumming. I'm keeping pace of it, all too aware of the nerves, an excitement I feel coursing through me right down to the tips of my fingers. And I know why. Though it's only been [...]

‘The Starling’s Song’ from Award-Winning Poet B. L. Bruce

In a similar vein as her award-winning debut collection The Weight of Snow, Bruce’s newest compilation of poetry explores the themes of love, loss, and nature–both human and not. Written in its entirety during a twenty-eight day stay in a remote cabin in the forests of Northern California, B. L. Bruce’s chapbook, The Starling’s Song, affirms [...]

Talking Baja and Blue Mind with Dr. Wallace J Nichols

Today, the Broken Wagon Films crew had the incredible honor of meeting, speaking with, and interviewing inspiring environmentalist, scientist, and author Dr. Wallace 'J' Nichols. We had the opportunity to talk in length about Baja, his work and experiences there and how it pertains to The Devil's Road, his Blue Mind movement, and the ways [...]

Sneak Peek Screening: “The Devil’s Road: A Baja Documentary” by Hidden Gems Film Club

SPECIAL "SNEAK PEEK" RECEPTION with the filmmakers of "The Devil's Road: A Baja Documentary” (In Production) Saturday, February 25th | Aptos Branch Library SCHEDULE: 4:30PM - Doors Open 5:00 PM - Screening 6-6:30PM - Q&A Session with the Filmmakers! 6:30-7PM - Reception with Light Refreshments Please join the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Hidden Gems Film Club for a [...]

“The Devil’s Road” Episode 1: Isla Raza

"The Devil's Road" Episode 1: Isla Raza Isla Raza is a tiny island in the Gulf of California that serves as the sole breeding ground for several important bird species. Despite being protected by the Mexican government as a wildlife sanctuary in 1964, this unique island is currently threatened by climate change and human activity. [...]