Sunday, November 12, 4-6:00 PM: Nature-inspired authors Tom Titus and Eric Alan will host the 3rd Annual “The Nature of Gratitude” Celebration. They’ll offer perspectives on gratitude using their own writings and photography, and embrace the contributions of others. Special guests will include emcee Joe Moll, singer-songwriter Halie Loren, poet Jorah LaFleur and... Donations
Tom Titus owes his existence in this wet green crease of the Pacific Northwest to three generations of ancestors living in the Oregon Coast Range. His taste for food gathering and far-flung places led to a B.A. in biology at Western Oregon University, followed by a Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics at the University of Kansas. Tom returned to Oregon, where he entertains his left brain as a research biologist and instructor at the University of Oregon. He amuses his right brain as a writer, runner, gardener, husband, father, grandfather, and seeker of wild things and the wise quiet spaces where they are found. His locally popular book Blackberries in July: A Forager’s Field Guide to Inner Peace is a seasonal chronology of the hunting and gathering of his spirit and a reunion with the land and intergenerational tradition.
Eric Alan is an author, photographer, and broadcaster serves as the music, arts and culture host for NPR affiliate KLCC. He has authored three books, including Wild Grace: Nature as a Spiritual Path and its sequel Grace and Tranquility, which is accompanied by a music CD co-written with international recording artists Gypsy Soul; and This Is Our Time!, a look at the human aspects of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, co-written with MLB.com’s Chris Haft. He also collaborates with National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones on the “Celebrate What’s Right With the World” project, where he regularly contributes blog posts and photographs. He is a founding board member of Cerro Gordo Land Conservancy, which in partnership with McKenzie River Trust, has just completed obtainment of a conservation easement protecting 531 acres of Cerro Gordo, by Dorena Lake.