Randy Kritkausky is the author of the new book, Without Reservation: Awakening to Native American Spirituality and the Ways of our Ancestors. Randy is an enrolled tribal member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He is a founder of ECOLOGIA, an international environmental organization that works on the planet’s more extreme challenges. Trained as a sociologist and historian, his interests have focused on societies undergoing profound economic and cultural transitions. He has been a professor, and research scholar at colleges and universities here and abroad. Randy lives in Vermont.
To many of us, Native America is an unknown world shrouded in myth and misconception, but there is something fundamental in the Native way of seeing and living that has much to teach us all.
Gary Ferguson is the author of the new book The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness. Over the past twenty-five years Gary has established himself as an expert chronicler of nature, having written for a wide variety of publications from Vanity Fair to The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of nineteen books on science and nature, including the award-winning Hawk’s Rest.
Bob Kull discusses his adventures and his book, Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes-A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness. Years after a motorcycle accident left him with one leg, Bob traveled to a remote island in the Patagonia wilderness with supplies to live completely alone for a year. He sought to explore the effects of deep solitude on the body and mind and to find answers to the spiritual questions that had plagued him his entire life. Bob has spent years wandering North and South America, working as a scuba instructor, wilderness guide, construction worker, dishwasher, truck driver, bartender, painter, firefighter, and professor. He began undergraduate studies at age forty and now holds a Ph.D. from University of British Columbia. He lives in Vancouver.