© 2010 Joshua Stark
I'm trying to get a couple of ventures off the ground, one in particular.
A few years ago, I tried my hand at professionally guiding. I ran a guide service for a few months, and though I did get a lot of interest, and a few clients, I couldn't get it going quickly enough, and had to get back into the 'real' world.
Since then, I've only come to realize more clearly that I need to work more outdoors. I love my current job, but it's only part-time (I'm currently one of those "underemployed"s you keep hearing about), and so I am left with somewhat of an opportunity to get a guide service going again. Related to this service, I hope to offer some Twitter-feed on local outdoors goings-on, as well as try my hand at getting some outdoor articles published. I'm nowhere near the professional talent of Chad Love or Holly Heyser, but I think I can find a niche posting about the local drama and beauty of our wild margins. I'm looking to be the go-to guy for locals who want to know where and how they can catch a glimpse of river otters, or hear an owl.
What I would like from you all, dear reader(s?), is advice on what else I might be able to offer, both here at Lands on the Margin, and also in a potential new guide service. Just remember, I'm a sucker, so any good ideas will obviously get you free trips (airfare, hotel, and food accommodations not included).
So send me your ideas and notions. What would you like, information-wise, on our local outdoor scene? What could you take away from knowing about our marginal lands?
I will also continue to post on some bigger issues that impact marginal lands here, as well as posting on Environmental Ethics and Agrarianista.
Wood and water and moving earth.
10 months ago