The Relationship

2018-03-31
The Relationship
What if Humanity and Nature are like husband and wife?  But the relationship is troubled. Humanity is self-absorbed.  It's all about us. News, history, movies, music, social media - our entire culture focuses on us.   In the meantime, Nature is supposed to take care of us, provide us with food... Read More

What Lies Beneath

2017-11-27
What Lies Beneath
Ever wonder how a tree feels surrounded by concrete?   What's going on down there?   Does it feel compressed and flattened?   There used to be a marvelous display at the Field Museum in Chicago that let you pretend to get very small and explore life underground.   There was a dark tunnel wi... Read More

Eyes and Ears of the Land

2017-10-11
Eyes and Ears of the Land
Last weekend I went on a wild foods adventure and got to meet one of my foraging heros,  Samual Thayer.   I had read his books and watched his videos and when I learned he would be an instructor at the Nature Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park in West Virginia, I signed up right away. I'm so... Read More

Rescued Weed

2017-08-15
Rescued Weed
I found this sprig of lambs quarters on the side of the road.It's amazing that anything could grow in a thin layer of soil over asphalt.  It lived in a pot on my deck all summer but didn't grow much bigger.Then, the following spring, lambs quarters started showing up all over.   I put flowers in ... Read More

War for the World

2017-07-13
War for the World
The mowers came through today with their weapons of grass destruction - deafening and monstrous. But the "landscape" must be maintained! While the racket was going on, I had a thought - what if we replaced "landscape" with "conquered nation"? It felt as if the countryside was being subdued. The def... Read More
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