Me, on a holler walk. I'm standing within the area I observe for Nature's Notebook. [selfie]
I'm a semi-retired psychoanalytic psychotherapist in eastern Tennessee.
I write about psychoanalysis, nature, science, social justice, subtle energy fields and subtle activism. I’m especially interested in edges, spaces and places where all of these fields intersect.
At HollerPhenology, I focus on stories about plants and animals that live in my neighborhood, a forested hollow in the headwater reaches of the Cumberland River. As an observer in the National Phenology Network, I'm especially interested in life cycles of species that live here, and often write about the changes I see across the years and seasons.
Interests: psychoanalysis, social and environmental justice, civil and human rights, indigenous rights, earth and life sciences, personal and planetary transformation, nature photography, Qigong, jazz, blues, other life in this solar system (and beyond).
Banner Images: The life cycle of an apple tree gives me awesome photo ops: buds, new leaves, flowers, developing fruit, maturing apples. [photos by cathie bird]