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Mar 1, 2021Liked by Sara Campbell

Great post. I grew up in LA, have lived in the Mojave Desert two different times in two different sections, and now live in the Sonoran Desert. In between my desert dwellings I tried to go back to living in LA, which I consider home. I missed the space of the desert, and the air, and the ability to track minute changes in plants, observing the frequency of lizard sightings...there was just too much I missed and now I'm very happily dedicated to being a desert dweller.

Also, I just this past week started working with the space between thoughts and how to notice them. So yes, this is a great post for where I am right now.

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Love it, Kathy. And my friends and I have been talking about the Sonora lately. I'd love to spend more time there as well – Tucson in particular. Applied to grad school there years ago and always wondered how things might have turned out if I'd gone...

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I love the Sonoran Desert so much.

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Mar 1, 2021Liked by Sara Campbell

That sound you hear, is the sound of the hammer, hitting the nail on the head.

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!!! πŸ™Œ

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I was an early subscriber to the Desert Oracle field guide, before the podcast, etc. and it remains the only podcast I listen to. It's perfect. I am on the hook to lead a workshop this summer and the book is on the list of "suggested readings" because I love the mix of humor, science, and dug-in-deep regional love for a place. And of course, it was through Desert Oracle that I found you, so it has that going for it too.

I find myself missing the desert lately. Most of my time there has been in the Sonoran desert around Tucson. I sometimes think I'd like to move there for a few years. Who knows.

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Tuscon has been coming up a lot for me lately! What's the workshop you're leading this summer and where?

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I've spent a lot of time in Tucson but it's been a couple years. It calls to me.

As for the workshop in particular, it's this one:

http://freeflowinstitute.com/blackfoot-river-workshop/

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Whoa. That looks amazing.

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