about us

Who We Are

seeking Relentless Forward Motion

Welcome! Our names are Chris and Kelly McRae. (We’re about to be married, so for simplicity’s sake Kelly’s just “e-adopting” Chris’s surname a bit early). We moved to Seattle several years ago, and find this a fantastic place to learn, explore, and be alive.

Why We’re Here

We are two young people from very different family histories, but we’ve found a common ground in our love of this planet, concern with the state of the world, and determination to help create a positive future for its inhabitants. We have no particular formal training in sustainability issues or sustainable living, but are simply trying to carefully and conscientiously pick through the deluge of information, misinformation, and disinformation surrounding the science — and trendiness — of “green.”

Let’s state it again: we are not experts. We want to make clear that the purpose of this blog is not for us to educate people; the purpose of this blog is for us people to get educated together. We’re not experts by any means, but are simply trying to see what we can do with our own lives to generate positive change — forward motion. The more we all learn, and the more we all share, the richer our dialogue will be and the better our future will become. We invite you to join the conversation!

How We Named It

Chris is an energetic person, to say the least. As a long-serving member of the United States Army, he has been trained to be ever-active. To Kelly, he appeared to be always on the alert, always planning the next move, and always ready for anything. She came up with a three-word phrase to describe the way he lives his life, and it was, simply: relentless forward motion. When we started to deepen our knowledge of climate change, social injustice, and the myriad challenges facing the world right now, we decided that relentless forward motion is what the world really needs. Hopefully we can provide some push.

How You Can Use It

Any content on this site that is not original (created by us) will be credited to its source. Most of the original content on this blog will be textual, with some explanatory pictures included. With regard to our original content: we want this information to be shared, to move, to travel, to take root, to grow, and to enrich. That’s the whole point of this blog.

To that end, this Creative Commons license indicates that you can take our content, change it, share it, send it, as much as you want to; we simply ask that you, in some small way, attach our name(s) to it.

(Really, this is mostly motivated by Kelly, who hopes to some day make a career in writing. This will help her to maintain a credible portfolio — so any efforts at attribution are greatly appreciated.)

Creative Commons License
RelentlessForwardMotion Weblog by Chris and Kelly McRae is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Oh, and By the Way…

… our header photograph comes from Medical Tourism Magazine Online.


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