We had a difficult time deciding what to write about in our very first blog. Turns out, it’s not the simple task we anticipated when we first considered starting our own personal online forum for Alpenglow Press.
We hope you’ll follow us in the months and years to come as we write about all the many places, topics, critical issues and people that inspire us. Here are just some of the things you can expect us to be enjoying, following (and blogging about) in our day-to-day lives:
- Critical conservation issues both here in our home in the northern Rocky Mountains and elsewhere. As passionate environmental writers and photographers, we’re also interested in weighty conservation issues that impact places like the Desert Southwest, the West as a whole, the United States, North America and just about anywhere else on the globe where something catches our fancy. You may find us simply blogging about a topic like endangered wildlife or imperiled landscapes or also linking to an article we’ve written and photographed for another publication.
- Travel, both domestically and abroad. We feel blessed to have an occupation that requires us to travel. For now, much of our freelance work finds us journeying around the West. As we progress in our careers, we hope our professional adventures will see us traveling in ever wider circles in search of that next compelling story.
- We appreciate the simple and beautiful things in life. A nice meal created with the best organic and locally grown ingredients. A music festival under the warm summer sun that brings together like-minded types for a soulful day of tunes. Or maybe it’s just our reflections on the changing of the seasons. We’re passionate about life and think you are too. Let us know what’s inspiring you in your life.
- Elizabeth and I are both entering a new and exciting (and yes, a little bit scary) phase in our lives. My plan is to re-enter university life this fall to begin studying for my masters in environmental science and natural resource journalism at the University of Montana in Missoula. Elizabeth begins a five-month intensive photography program at the well-respected Rocky Mountain School of Photography in downtown Missoula just a few months from now on June 1. We’ll no doubt be learning a lot and have much to say in the months and years to come as our new lives unfold.
The name of our company, Alpenglow Press, has real meaning for us. Here in the magnificent northern Rockies we’re occasionally blessed with the fleeting glimpse of rare alpenglow on distant peaks. We live our lives in search of experiences like these that inspire and sustain us. Our hope is to document these wonderful experiences in print and in photos.
Jason and Elizabeth Belts Kauffman