Ella Jaz Kirk (1999-2014) was a talented writer, musician, and lover of wild places, as well as a vocal activist for keeping the Gila River in New Mexico flowing free.   Donate to Ella’s Fund to help keep the Gila free. “I was meant to help the planet. That’s what I was put on Earth… Continue Reading

Imagine a World

Imagine a World

We can’t imagine a world where we don’t measure ourselves by how fast we can climb to the top or how much we can gain.  We say, “Human is the way to act”..”Love they brother .. “Act like a human.”  But yet, we give away another’s fate without the blink of an eye. We think,… Read more

Heart of the Gila Documentary Needs Your Help

Heart of the Gila Documentary Needs Your Help

As you probably know, the Gila River was one of Ella’s loves, and this iconic southwestern river is still under the threat of a diversion project. One of the ways we can help to extend and expand the work she did is through backing an important documentary about the river that is currently being made by a… Read more

I Like the Snow because its Free

I Like the Snow because its Free

I like the snow I like it for its clean, pretty, beautiful flakes of white that rest lightly on the branches. I like the way it smooths into a blanket across the land and softens the edges of the world.  I like the smell of it melting on the oak trees and the quietness of… Read more

Nothing’s Changed

Nothing’s Changed

I woke up and looked around, I saw that you were still in town. I thought I’d never be the same, but how wrong was I? Nothing’s changed. So its still a small world, full of evil and of good. If I have any say, its gonna be okay. I stood up and gazed about,… Read more

Cord Fluidity

Cord Fluidity

Most often, I find truths about myself not with someone else, but in the moments alone;   seeing a curve of water, knowing no one else will ever see that same drop of water in the same spot again.       Truth is hard to capture, to hold; like a captive firefly buzzing around… Read more

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

It is time for society to start adopting more sustainable ways of living, and water is at the heart of that. Wild rivers are being destroyed, and some governments, agencies, and people still fail to see water as anything more than a commodity.   Floods and droughts grip the land, and still society denies the… Read more

Ella's Song

By Andrew Dahl-Bredine