Claire Peaslee

Claire Peaslee is a naturalist and writer who lives in Point Reyes. As a teacher and speaker, she mixes reverence for the living world, love of language, and physical (often comedic) improvisation. Two West Marin non-profits furnished the spawning grounds for this essay: Black Mountain Circle nominated Claire for a community residency in December 2018 at The Mesa Refuge writer’s retreat.
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How to Become a Curious Pilgrim in Nature


Walking attentively in a natural landscape appears to be trending now as a form of pilgrimage, folded into the inquiry called spiritual ecology. I’ve become quite curious about the particulars of this practice, so I’ve set out to learn about … Read more