Debra A. Copeland

My goal is to maintain this website
as a living thing full of ideas and dialogue
about the real, the juicy and the new,
while at the same time drawing lessons from the old.
I'm so glad you're here. Welcome! Enjoy your stay.

The Latest...

The latest, of course, is the coronavirus. The nation has experienced collective shock. Which I hope does not lead to national collapse but rather, unifying action which benefits the collective body. A new Think Piece will be posted soon: How I Survived the Pandemic, To Date.

My Story

We're all complicated. Let me tell you just a little bit about myself. . .

Debra's Desk

Contemplation resides on these pages, ruminations of things large and small; of Nature so profound it’s a profound shame it is, for the most part, unnoticed and ignored.

Picture Stories

Stroll through a Virginia garden in July; peek in on a photo shoot. Here, we let pictures, as well as words, tell the story.


"It is my desire to hear, and to tell, the wild, wonderful, juicy story from the perspective of the feminine for a change! I am so bold as to be for a new, New World, one founded by the mothers as well as the fathers."

– Sissy Dare, The Edification of Sissy Dare