Gaia’s Imperfect Lover with Kathleen Harris   

I am Gaia’s imperfect lover, and I suspect you are, too.

This Earth Day let’s consider our relationship with Mother Earth by reflecting on first impressions, both from childhood and from our own long-ago introduction to Door County. If love is a verb, how are we showing affection? And what can we learn from past Door County devotees?

After working for several decades as a naturalist at places like Peninsula State Park, Kathleen Harris spent a few trips around the sun with the Ephraim Historical Foundation. This year, she’s jumping off the hamster wheel to work on herself: more family time, more nature walks, more writing, more laughs. To fill in the gaps, there’s always her part-time hustle as a local cemetery superintendent and tending to her neurotic, “sugar face” Vizsla pup. She is the author of From the Lookout: Memories of Peninsula State Park’s Summer Camp for Girls.