© 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.
4 weeks ago