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Home again

December 2019 Here in Switzerland, the Dobbertin family is settling down for Christmas, and as always, we like to reflect on our year. I (Marie) will start by telling you […]

San Francisco

Our threesome road trip in California

Today we did what vacations are (also) made for – hanging out. Here in Bodega Bay, the coast is wonderfully wild and mostly empty of tourists. Our cute rental cottage […]


When you splash your sister without getting punished

My school owns a piece of land on the Santa Fe river, which we call the Preserve. Every Thursday the 7th and the 8th graders spend half a day each to […]


Keep walking toward the sun

Two weeks ago, I joined Hannah’s class for their weekly outdoor science lesson by the Santa Fe River. The students had wondered about large puddles along the road so we […]


Amidst angels

Cranes have always been special to me. I first encountered them in spring 1989 at a major migratory bird resting spot at the Lac du Der, in eastern France. This […]


My birthday party with chipmunks

Last Monday, October 8th, was not only my birthday, it was also Columbus Day, a holiday observed in most US states to commemorate the discovery of the continent. And we […]


In the cathedral of the Native Americans

Have you ever been to a church that felt terribly cold and distant? Last Sunday we visited a cathedral that was full of joy and love of nature: the Kasha-Katuwe […]