forests - The Spirit Tree - Teaching children to embrace the changes in life
High in the Colorado Mountains, a wise old pine tree grew that loved to sing. It guided and protected its forest friends. When Spirit Tree's community is threatened, the wise old tree must find a way to keep the positive spirit of the forest alive, despite changes forced upon those living on The Hill.
"You taught us to sing about love.
You showed us to stand and be brave.
You lifted our spirit when we were down,
As you showed us not to fear change."
This story is in tribute to our amazing forests.
forests - More or Less Crazy - The Smokejumpers
Return to the summer of '73 and adventure through Alaska as a Smokejumper. In an odyssey of movement and beauty we move back and forth across Alaska, jumping fires from Kodiak Island to the shadows of Denali, and in the winds of Isabel Pass.
The smokejumpers themselves are a varied lot - several are ex-Air America bad boys recently back from covert CIA operations in Southeast Asia, and in no mood to take orders from anyone. The rest of the crew is made up of transfers and no-rehires from the jump bases in the Lower 48 where strict, top-down, authoritarian management made it hard, if not impossible, for them to fit in. Being stuck on Fort Wainwright in a dark and dreary hangar, surrounded by chain link fences and gravel lots, and under the eye of the Army Military Police is a recipe for disaster with a healthy serving of rebellion, heroism, pranks and humor thrown in.
Adventure with these smokejumpers as they ultimately come together in an outrageous testimony to the joy of living life fully and playfully in one of America's last great true-life adventures.