Path to a 94 mile Spirit Quest

Yesterday I described the series of events that led to joining the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March that just concluded. I tried to explain how choices and actions leading up to this March were spiritually guided. I am grateful to have been raised as a Quaker. To have grown up among a people who baseContinue reading “Path to a 94 mile Spirit Quest”

Day 1: Ed Fallon

Dear Friends, After a stormy night, marchers carpooled to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) for a press conference to announce the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March. Though the IUB was closed, we know board members are paying attention. It’s important for them to hear that they made the wrong decision when granting the authorityContinue reading “Day 1: Ed Fallon”

Iowa Utilities Board Press Conference

September 1, 2018.  After a night of thunderstorms, we took down our tents in wind and rain, and loaded our duffle bags into the gear truck. I was frantically typing away to try to get a quick blog post published. The first step is to upload the photos from my camera to the computer, andContinue reading “Iowa Utilities Board Press Conference”


As I’ve recently written my interest in participating in the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March seemed a logic next step for a series of life experiences related to environmental activism and beginning connections with Native Americans. Having just retired from my career at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, I had the time to walk forContinue reading “Preparation”

Many Steps, One Journey

To raise awareness, First Nation walkers traveled eight days on foot to get to their destination, Fort Dodge by Hans Madsen, The Messenger, Sept. 8, 2018 Participants in the First Nation Farmer Climate Unity March arrive in downtown Fort Dodge Saturday afternoon for a Celebration of March rally. They’ve been on the road for overContinue reading “Many Steps, One Journey”

Campsites and Community Forums

Community Forums for the First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March will be held at the campsites every evening from September 1 to 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own tableware and join us for dinner (dinner is on us) and a community forum. A Celebration of March will be held on September 8 at 1:30 p.m. AugContinue reading “Campsites and Community Forums”