The Blonde Coyote Freshly Pressed, Again!

The Blonde Coyote on the windy summit of Madrid Mountain

The Blonde Coyote on the windy summit of Madrid Mountain

Hey Everybody,

Yesterday, the Blonde Coyote was Freshly Pressed for the fifth time! My water conservation post “The Weight of Water” caught somebody’s eye at WordPress and it was featured on the platform’s home page. Writing is meant to be read and in the past 24 hours, the Blonde Coyote has gotten a dizzying number of hits and welcomed a gaggle of new subscribers.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everybody who has taken the time to read, comment on and pass along my posts! You guys are awesome. I hope that you’ve all been inspired to think more critically about the weight of water and, as always, to See More of the World.

If you’re new here, you might want to check out my Greatest Hits archives of my most popular posts (including my four previous Freshly Pressed posts) or the Archives A to Z. I’ve written over 300 posts in the past year and a half and while they’re not all on the desert and water conservation, my favorite themes of exploration, adventure, place and sustainability run rampant, whether I’m trekking up a disappearing glacierhitting the Alaskan Highway in a solar powered Teardrop camper or wrangling an alligator.

Thanks for reading! Follow the Blonde Coyote and see more of the world… Cheers, MCM

The Blonde Coyote overlooking our big backyard

The Blonde Coyote overlooking our big backyard

Curious about the Blonde Coyote? She’s a deaf coyote/ cattledog hybrid. Read more about her here. 

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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9 Responses to The Blonde Coyote Freshly Pressed, Again!

  1. ziyatam says:


    If you don’t mind my asking, do you have any suggestions for how to be Freshly Pressed, beyond the ones already available through WordPress? What are some strategies you use to write well and encourage readership? Thanks!

    • WordPress seems to Freshly Press posts that are thoughtful, informative and pretty. I’ve been Freshly Pressed for a diverse range of topics, but they all seem to share those characteristics. Writing isn’t just a hobby for me, this is how I make a living. I have a master’s degree in science journalism from Johns Hopkins and I’ve been freelancing full time for five years now. Writing is best learned by doing so write a lot! Good luck! M

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  3. Nanook says:

    I LOVE THE BLONDE COYOTE!!!!! He’s (she’s?) GORGEOUS!!!!

  4. Love your blonde coyote…

  5. Michele Fuller says:

    As a native New Mexican I DO understand the weight of water….and the beauty of this state. And just how hard it will become. I remember a time when if you sat down at any restaurant in this state you were greeted with menus and a glass of water. Now you have to ask for water. There was also a time when we did not have golf courses or residential swimming pools and when NM was not a chic place to live. This ecosystem is fragile. It cannot support a limitless number of people.

  6. Vandana says:

    I found you because of Freshly Pressed (for the fifth time? whoa!), and I’m so happy I did. I, too, am a geology (and environ studies/mathematics) major, and I’ve been so worried about where my life is going. It’s been two years, and I haven’t been able to find a job that is more than remotely related to what I’d like my career to be. Reading your posts, and figuring out that there are always options, has given me incredible hope. At the moment, I want to be you – travelling, happy, in nature, and writing thoughtfully and incisively about it. I think I will apply for Science Writing programs, and we’ll see where life takes me. I can feel the knot of anxiety in my chest lessening.

    Thank you so very much, because even though it wasn’t the objective of your blog, you’ve inspired me.

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