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So I’ve been away for a while, because we were getting married. I won’t turn this into a wedding blog post, but suffice to say, everything went wonderfully. In addition to celebrating our love and marriage, our ceremony celebrated home &#... Read More »

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A Sonnet For Dawkins

A Sonnet For Dawkins

Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Eve? Thou art more churlish and intemperate. Fine words don’t camouflage a nasty peeve, and someone here is past their sell-by date. Sometime puffed-up a head too far refined, and charm supplanted by a deathly... Read More »

View from Elephant Hills
Birds and Words
Castanea

Castanea

Dearest, Birdiest Readers! In non-birdy news, I will regale you with an essay I wrote called The Chestnut Roast, which has just gone live over at The Toast — a fabulous, quirky, hilarious, slightly subversive online hub of greatness. The action... Read More »

Dispersal Range
Another Promised Land

Another Promised Land

After Ross and I left Chicago I pined for certain things: the sanguine splash of cardinals in the trees; the husky downtown smell of raw chocolate on the verge of becoming sweet; the screech and flinty spark of a nighttime El train passing overhead o... Read More »

Toad In The Hole
My Young Elder

My Young Elder

Since the Berkeley Ecology Center has seen fit to disappear the archive of columns that Joe Eaton and I wrote for the late great magazine Terrain way back when, I’m taking the liberty of republishing some of them here. I planted a blue elderber... Read More »

InyoOwnWay
One Hundred Mules Walking

One Hundred Mules Walking

          On Friday, October 18, I grunted up into the saddle of a huge mule named Jake and began Day One of a 240 mile ride from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles. I can’t confirm that Jake was named after Jake Gettes, J... Read More »

The 'Not Essential' List
A Good Defense…Is Not Enough

A Good Defense…Is Not Enough

Why are we whispering?  Everybody I speak to privately about this administration’s environmental record is in various stages of shock, disbelief, and anger.  Publicly, the environmental community is prodding the President along as if he is a st... Read More »

Basin and Range Watch
Nevada Part 2

Nevada Part 2

I was going to continue my celebration of Nevada by listing some of the unique and hidden places of the Silver State that I have visited. But then it happened: bulldozers in my own backyard. So Basin & Range Watch has been busy fighting a painful... Read More »

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