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U. of Puerto Rico Is Closed as Hurricane Maria Wreaks Destruction

Originally posted on Repeating Islands:
A report by Samuel Hoisington for the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Puerto Rico’s 11 campuses and central office are closed in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. “The whole island…

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Snow Story

I have to share a video (see below for YouTube link): please watch billy barr’s deeply moving short story of snow. It’s a Gothic tale of a man living in a cabin in the woods, in winter – all those … Continue reading

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More Ice Thoughts: After the Polls, What’s Next for the Poles?

Sharing this article, “Amid higher global temperatures, sea ice at record lows at poles,” by Brandon Miller, CNN meteorologist (19 November 2016) http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/18/world/sea-ice-arctic-antarctic-lows/index.html

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Plants and Antibiotics: some thoughts on reading the NY Times article “Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?”

PLANTS AND ANTIBIOTICS Rabbitbrush. (My photograph) The article below about the antiseptic and antibiotic properties of plants is from the New York Times Magazine. I decided to post it because, as you know from my writing, I’m deeply interested in … Continue reading

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Seeing beyond the Sandhill Cranes: a trip from Eastern Wyoming into Nebraska.

A sense of time lies thick and heavy on such a place . . . . The cranes stand, as it were, upon the sodden pages of their own history. Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (1949). On … Continue reading

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Wild flower meadow at Abbotsford. More soon. . .

   Walking Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford estate this afternoon with ranger Philip Munro. Wild flowers and grasses in profusion. Blogpost to follow soon. . . 

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Wildflower thoughts . . .

Wildflower meadow and nature corridor, Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex OED definitions: Wildflower. Not listed. A search returns “wildering” as the nearest approximation, meaning “Leading or driving one astray.” Wildlife: “The native fauna and flora of a particular region.” Wildlife … Continue reading

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Titanomachia . . . in response to Urban Dreamcatchers

Originally posted on From Hill to Sea:
. Picking up the signals – spectral transmissions from the agora of public dreaming . Now playing: Charlemagne Palestine + Tony Conrad – An Aural Symbiotic Mystery

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Wildflower meadow at the University of Essex

A quick post while I write my next piece – wildflowers yesterday at my university, the University of Essex. Wild writing . . .

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