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The Taste of Ashes and Redemption

Somewhere in my blood there’s likely pagan ancestry mixed there with the puritan. Far back there might have been grandfathers or grandmothers that danced around trees in the moonlight. 2,400 more words


theories of mind

I think I’ve admired ravens my entire life. I remember family camping trips when I was a child and being enthralled by the sound of ravens in the deep coastal forests where we’d set up our tent. 622 more words

Writing and...Exercise?

I was fortunate to spend this past week in Palm Desert, CA. To say Palm Desert of course means Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta…even the Salton Sea, for we spent time in all of them. 610 more words

Thoughts On Writing

Why We Run: A Natural History - Bernd Heinrich

I’m not quite sure what I expected from Why We Run, but how it opened up wasn’t it. The structure of the book is very much of why/how Heinrich decided to train as an Ultramarathon runner. 232 more words

Book Reviews

Winged Seeds

Maple seeds are a study in compromise. They are equipped with a modest, but not extraordinary supply of nutrients. They fly away from the overbearing shadow , but not very far.

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“Why We Run: A Natural History” by Bernd Heinrich

If I took one thing away from this book, it was this: Pacing a marathon is like making love to a beautiful tree frog. These amphibians stage contests of sustained mating shouts, and those males who can croak all night have the best chance of ending up with Mrs Frog. 1,038 more words


Book Review: Winter World


Book Review-Winter World by Bernd Heinrich

Winter World by Bernd (not a misspelling) Heinrich is an interesting book written by a wildlife biologist who also does his own drawings.  153 more words