About Nancy Freeman
Nancy spent 6 six years of her life getting clean water for her community because a local hardrock mining company was polluting the groundwater in the public wells. She had a win because she researched the data, compiled and organized it and put it out publicly on a website, along with having community meetings at the local library. By that time she knew too much about mining not to help others–but there were new projects sprouting up everywhere–faster than trees. So she decided to pick a focus and concentrate on it–No destructive, non-sustainable mining in our National Forests. They were created for other reasons…. and we need the trees for the health and vitality of our well-being and of planet Earth.
In fact, Nancy has spent a major part of her life in beautiful, natural settings in Norwich, Vermont, Sam Houston National Forest in Texas, and in India, including the Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), forested areas of northern Andhra Pradesh, Uttarkasi in the Himalayas, and the hill stations of Rajasthan. She has written about many of her experiences and encounters in these off-the-beaten-track.
When living in Vermont, although she spent lots of time enjoying and exploring nature–and taking photos of wild orchids–in the most beautiful state in the lower 48, all of her writing time went to the writing of her first book: Journey of a Master, based on information she had collected during her two year journey through India in 1978-1980.
She then had an opportunity to return to India as the volunteer editor of a quarterly spiritual/cultural magazine. She had a lot of time to explore the country she considers the “heart” of planet Earth. She forced and finagled herself to keep journals of her travels, the places she explored and the people she met, so she would be able to share with others in her efforts to illuminate the reality of incredible India to the Western World. This journal was on-line free for 10 years. Now she is reorganizing the stories according to each state, and uploading them ebooks on Amazon.
Exploring Timeless India: Vol One Tamil Nadu
Exploring Timeless India: Vol Two Andhra Pradesh
Exploring Timeless India: Vol Three Rajasthan-Gujurat
She was able to complete the initial writing of this long journey through the generosity and support of her brother, Jerry, who provided her a place to stay at his vacation home surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest. While writing “Timeless India,” she begin to write of her many encounters with nature and its critters, initially for her family. Later she put these scenarios together in a book, also available on Amazon.
Welcome to the Woods: Sojourn into Solitude