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Toad In The Hole
Planet of the Pigeons

Planet of the Pigeons

A guest rant by Joe Eaton Nathanael Johnson’s “Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness” (Rodale 2016) is the kind of book I wish I could like. Johnson, who lives in Berkeley (as I ... Read More »

View from Elephant Hills

Why quit Twitter

If you google it you will find all the right reasons and then some. It is distraction. It is a waste of time. It is the trumpet of demagogues, and there’s a pun in there somewhere. It is a space where you radiate cheap chatter and narcissistic ... Read More »

Coyote Crossing Coyote Crossing
Wild Eyes at La Contenta

Wild Eyes at La Contenta

[I read this this weekend at Desert Stories X.] At 8:15 pm on May 18, 2016, the sky was darkening over Joshua Tree. I was driving across La Contenta Road heading eastbound on Route 62, doing about five under the limit. And then I died. At least I thi... Read More »

Slow Water Movement
Dispersal Range

No Apology

I was going to tell you about the two magnificent bull elk that passed along the edge of my study site at 1668 m on the east side of the mountain, and how because I was alone, and kneeling, and looking at leaves, I saw them before they saw me. I real... Read More »

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Miracle or Mirage?
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