Tag Archives: Wildland Fires

Time for Transformation by Gea Leigh Haff

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This is a time of transformation for our planet and the human race.  Cosmologically, we’re entering a new 200 year cycle and it’s playing out in big ways. Transformation hurts.  It’s  chaotic.  Things die for new life to be born.    This is the Year of Karma when our life choices come to fruition in […]

Smokejumpers; An Endangered Species by Jennifer DeShon

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    I can see the burn scar left on the forested hillsides as I drive my gutless rented Chevy Impala into Washington’s breathtaking Methow Valley. The 2014 Carlton Complex wildfires left their mark. But it’s May and the hills are now covered in yellow arrowroot and purple lupine. The Cascades are a snowcapped backdrop […]

Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters

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I absolutely loved this book. Smokejumper by Jason A. Ramos and Julian Smith is a whip fast, fun, and fascinating read. It is also, at times, deeply sad. As a firefighter myself, I’ve always been intrigued by smokejumpers–the fittest and most elite of wildland firefighters. Not only do they parachute out of planes to get […]