marks in the sand
created and maintained by Chris Biles
Life is a journey and I walk it step by step. Noticing the small things makes my heart beat, feeling the magnitude of the big things checks my step and ensures I walk the right path. I love music, words, images, art. I love the majesty and complexity of the natural world, playing within its realms. And I love the connectivity and depth of humanity, the fact that we are only people through other people (Ubuntu.). There is beauty in the world – what we must do is choose to see it. This space was created to share some original work, and some of the words and images that have given me inspiration over the years. These marks in the sand come and go, their existence, and their memory helping to shape and reshape my life.
Chris Biles lives and works in Washington D.C. She is currently employed by the Foreign Agricultural Service. Chris previously worked for various conservation and environmental education organizations in California and Alaska, and for the United States Peace Corps in Tanzania from 2015 to 2018 where she focused on sustainable agriculture and water management. Chris graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BS in Conservation Biology where she studied at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and extensively in the Adirondack State Park of New York. Her focuses at University also included music, creative writing, outdoor studies, and African studies.