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Back to Basics

For nearly a decade, the Back to Basics blog has featured thought-provoking essays on conservation-, community-, and Nature-related topics. These are thoughts that weigh heavy on Ruth’s mind. They tend to challenge popular opinion in the hopes that a deeper conversation gets started.

In 2019, post topics will be refined with a shift in focus. Tips, tools, and techniques will be shared to help you redirect your spending to stop over-consumption, pollution, wastefulness, and a loss of independence. These are posts the exploiters of capitalism do not want you to read.

Ruth values debate, feedback, and even random comments. This online journal is designed to be a safe place for old-time conversation via modern technology.


Today’s Walk

A younger blog, this started as a personal challenge: Get outside every single day, no matter what the weather. While the challenge remains, the short, quickly read posts are less frequent now than when it started. Still, like getting an occasional tap on the shoulder, visitors who sign up for email notifications receive gentle reminders to spend time with the wonders of what’s outside.


Nature Connection Forum

Temporarily Suspended.


More targeted than Facebook. Deeper than Instagram. Longer than Twitter. And more deliberate than broad forum platforms like Reddit or Quora, The Write Beat’s Nature Connection Forum was created as a mindfully-moderated venue for you to express yourself, share news, ask questions, and learn from like-minded individuals. Register and post today, and you’ll help Ruth get this brand new forum up and running. In return, you’ll be recognized as one of its pioneers! Or just browse around to see if the information is useful to you.

Go to The Write Beat’s Nature Connection Forum