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  • Michael Modzelewski Author and Adventurer

      Michael Modzelewski is the author of Inside Passage: Living with Killer Whales, Bald Eagles and Kwakiutl Indians; North Through Paradise; Angeles Crest: A Memoir; and Wild Life: The Miss-Adventures of a Cosmo Bachelor. When not writing books, hosting adventure-travel TV shows or giving motivational speeches, Michael enjoys exploring the Alaskan fjords and leading walking […]

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  • Spring it on!!

    It is my most favorite time of year when everything seems possible, the weeds are still at bay, and my tongue jumps at the thought of all the lovely deliciousness my bounty will enjoy.  But let’s keep it real!  This is like the early days of a new relationship when the socks in the middle […]

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  • My 21 Day Journey to Self

    When I started my journey a year ago I began the process with a 21 Day Consciousness Cleanse from DailyOm.  It was three weeks of learning, growth and, often, tears.  I had to acknowledge some hard truths about myself with the willingness to accept blame when it was due AND to release blame that was not mine to claim.  In the […]

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  • Breathing in Nature

    I recall being asked some time in my early 20s where I found religion.  My immediate response was ‘in nature and I call it spirituality’.  Nature, the earth, gives me all that I have to be thankful for ~ food, clothes, medicine ~ how could I not view it as some sort of temple or […]

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  • Let’s make Kombucha!

    A few weeks ago I conquered growing my very own baby SCOBY.  Now I’m going to tell you how to make and flavor your Kombucha.  There are so many sites that offer great insight on brewing Kombucha.  I can’t claim to have used one recipe, but rather combined a few processes and then developed flavors […]

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  • Stairway to Starting

    Before I begin let me apologize for not having a ton of before, during and after photos.  When I began these projects I hadn’t decided to write blog posts about the process.  The projects are part of what started me on this blogging path. This particular project was the beginning of me learning to love […]

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  • Let’s get yardy!

    About this time of year I begin to get antsy about my yard.  I plan and diagram, browse and plan, envision and delight…right, right, you get it.  On the first real warm day (well not for real warm because 80 is just barely hitting warm in my mind) I bound into my yard like a […]

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  • Where I’m coming from.

    In order to understand what this is all about it is probably a good idea to understand where I am coming from.  I  didn’t always know that this was my path though I have definitely done some variation of this (write, coach, cook, etc.) my whole life.  It’s like the cosmos was trying to tell […]