Gould Academy, Bethel, ME

Maine.. School. Outdoors.

  • Having grown up in cities, I feel lucky to attend school in Maine where I can breathe fresh air and experience outdoor freedom. And as I have gotten healthier, I exercise a lot outside. I run cross country in the fall, nordic ski in the winter, and road cycling in the spring. (Go Gould!) I hike, I camp, I swim in the lake. I also do my best thinking while lying in my hammock and watching the clouds. Here is a sijo poem that came to me while skiing in the forest.

  • Sun, Child, Evergreen

  • Guardians of Mother Earth protect her lands with limbs and leaves
  • Nature’s fire spills among them, splashing onto glistening snow
  • My eyes fill with pools of sunlight, a child among evergreens