Tag Archives: nature

Home on the Range

There are a lot of things I like about Missouri, having lived here for almost three years.  It’s a pretty state.  I live in the foothills of the Ozarks; I like rolling land, I like rock, I like hardwood forests … Continue reading

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Ice ice baby

The ice storm started Friday night.  It didn’t melt until Sunday night. It was beautiful and spooky. No neighbors were out with the chain saws.  Very little shooting, either, so it was a human quiet. The ice crackles.  Limbs broke. … Continue reading

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Thresholds

What’s your threshold?  – Derrick Jensen In private conversations and on public boards, I’m hearing, and I’m asking, “what’s it gonna take for people to do something?” Whether it’s out of control police or spying or extraction or pollution……all of … Continue reading

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The Daily Nightmare

Sometimes, I wish that I was crazy, that this world I am living in isn’t real, but a surrealistic nightmare that is the product of an insane mind. This process of recognizing the insanity is so freaking painful that I … Continue reading

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A Moment of Silence

In our continuing quest to find a homestead to nourish us, we traveled “up north” (a redundant idiom here in the Big Mitten) to the Traverse City area. It’s been awhile – at least a decade – since I’ve been … Continue reading

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Suburban Nature

I keep being startled by what appears to be a blind male house finch, maybe a very young one. A tobacco addict, I refuse to smoke inside our house. So I stepped onto the front porch the other day for … Continue reading

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Leaves of Autumn

“John Muir said it:  Most people live on the world and not in it.” –        Doc Hollywood When was the last time you really looked at the trees wherever you live? I like being in nature, I like trees and … Continue reading

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