“Thirsty for the Marvelous”

“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me.” — Anaïs Nin

2022 Year in Review

The past year brought no shortage of challenges, but it turned into an incredible part of my journey. What gives me the most joy is the sheer number of people I helped to catch the Northern Lights for the first time!

On the Web

So many adventures, so little time! To make it easy, I’ve compiled the best links in one place.

Chasing the Aurora: A Blog for Newcomers

In many parts of the world, night falls and all one has to do is look up to witness the magnificence that expands out into the atmosphere and beyond the edges of our world. In other parts, it’s not so easy.

Passion Projects

A creative individual, I draw a lot of inspiration from nature, the night sky, the written word, and the many talented people who cross my path.

Whistling on a Mountain

If one happens to be out alone at night under the Aurora Borealis and hears a whistling sound, one has only to whistle in return, and the lights will come closer out of curiosity.

#PoetNotes: A Series

New ideas are flowing for #PoetNotes, a series of my poetic musings on social media. I don’t always have the time it takes to compose a new poem, which led me to jot down these notes. Mostly on Instagram, these pieces of inspiration appear across social media channels. Follow me on Instagram. A selection of…

“Only those who risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot

Rare Beauty

Wonders of the night sky and rare natural phenomena have inspired a lot of my creative writing, especially in fiction. These pieces feature elements of the night: Aurora Novel, my debut novel based on Northern Lights Milky Way Novel, a work in progress featuring Milky Way mythology BlackJack, a short story of magical realism Crossing…

Whimsy & Wanderlust

With so much natural beauty, I’ve always dreamed of traveling the U.S. Now, I hope to turn my dreams into reality, and visit as many national parks as I can.

Pure Michigan

One of my goals in life is to visit as many state parks and national parks as I can. After setting out to travel more in Michigan, I decided to jot down which state parks I’ve visited and try to see them all!

Publication

Many pieces of my creative writing have been selected for literary journals and an excerpt of my novel was published in an anthology. I also had the honor of publishing two books, with the most recent book releasing in 2020. It’s exciting to have my creative work appear in print! New! “Social Gap Experiment Anthology”…

Now Unfiltered

The gloves came off. I removed the mask. And I bared myself to the hemlock trees. Unfiltered.

Launching the Solar Orbiter

“We’re going to make beautiful science.” Nothing captures the launch of the ESA Solar Orbiter better than the words of NASA’s Dr. Nicola Fox. As a NASA Social Media Ambassador, I had the honor of attending a live launch.

Painting the Light

After submitting to a gallery, I’m excited to share that several of my paintings were selected for exhibition and publication!

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson My late brothers would have turned 20 in February, but it’s my hope to carry their light into the future. Inspired by the twins, I wrote my first novel.

Nature of Ecstatic Motion

Unwind to modern and meditative music with natural scenery from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and a beach in California, through this photography slideshow.

10 Years of Aurora Chasing

To celebrate 10 years of chasing this rare natural phenomenon, I traveled to Alaska near the 65th Parallel — where I can dance with the Aurora in her own neighborhood. The North.

Train Your Eyes on the Sky: A Field Guide

So, you’ve chased the Northern Lights in the U.S. and come home empty-handed. You may have been looking right at the Aurora and not even realized it! This field guide will tell you how to know for sure.