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Flying Footballs...

Flying Footballs…

Just before dawn one day in early May, 1989 I struggled out of my tent, grabbed my headlight and walked ...
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All That Remains

All That Remains

“Take courage, the earth is all that remains.” [Lakota Noon: The Indian Narratives of Custer’s Defeat, Gregory Michno, 266] Iron ...
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Caw Caw

Caw Caw

One fall afternoon, while walking along SW 30th Street after attending a seminar at Oregon State University, I noticed a ...
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Consider Beginnings ...

Consider Beginnings ̷...

“Hweat we Gar-Dena in gear-dagum” is the way the brilliant and dark Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf launches us out into its ...
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Forts, Chesapeake Bay and Hurricanes

Forts, Chesapeake Bay and...

Last November, my sisters, brother and I gathered in North Carolina to clean out my mother’s town house in Greensboro.  ...
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Darkness, Darkness

Darkness, Darkness

The autumnal equinox is a distant memory, and fading fast. We wake in dark, we dine in dark and all ...
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Moose

Moose

My friend, Pat Mathews, who worked as a wildlife biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Enterprise, ...
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Porcini Season

Porcini Season

I was down in Riverside last week where there was no river and by 11 the temperature was in the ...
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Sleeping Bears

Sleeping Bears

On October 27, 1826 the Scottish botanist and explorer, David Douglas, responded to an attack on one of his guides ...
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Waterworld

Waterworld

Summer lingers, and fades. Like everything else this time of year—the Coast Range erased by local dust and distant smoke, ...
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The Lonely Oboist...

The Lonely Oboist…

Tonight we’re here looking out over this beautiful valley, listening to brilliant music, enjoying good food in the company of ...
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The Oak Savannas of Home

The Oak Savannas of Home

* This post has been adapted from “Toward a political ecology of ecosystem restoration” by John C. Bliss and A ...
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