June 8, 2011 by Linda J. Brodzik Wood Rill Woods, my old familiar friend. I have been away far to long, but you embraced my return and wrapped me in your joy and serenity, and gave peace to my heart. I have missed our soulful conversations.


January 1, 2011 by Linda J. Brodzik On most days during the summer months I can be found in my kayak, paddling one of the many waterways of central Lincoln, NE. One of the best trips of the past summer was an adventure I took with two friends on the middle branch of the Crow […]

Finding My Way

February 15, 2010 by Linda J. Brodzik Recently, after more than 30 years of absence, I found my way back to attending church service. My religious experiences as a child were less than welcoming. The truth is, they were out right demeaning and oppressive. If God is Love, (and I trust He is) He was not […]

A Matter of Trust

October 5, 2009 by Linda J. Brodzik I am a wilderness hiker. I love being in the wild, far away from civilization, becoming a part of the natural world and the natural order of things.  When I hike deep into the wilderness I have only the strength of my mind, body and spirit to keep me […]

The Choices We Make

July 12, 2009 by Linda J. Brodzik September, 2008, I set out on a cross country road trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to take a class with one of my very favorite scientists. It sounds odd to say this aloud, but yes, I do have favorite scientists! Kathy Sdao was giving an advanced clinic in behavior and […]

Learning to Soar

June 17, 2009 by Linda J. Brodzik A little more than ten years ago, I had decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and learn to pilot glider airplanes. Gliders, or sailplanes, are slim-line engineless air planes that rely on warm air lift and air currents to stay aloft. Gliders are generally towed up into the sky by another […]

Welcome … An Introduction

June 1, 2009 by Linda J. Brodzik An early Sunday morning rain is falling, tapping out a broken cadence on the spring green canape that shelters me from the misty day that surrounds. The woods are quiet; a peaceful serenity overflows as I take each step deeper along the woodland trail. This is my joy: the […]