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Wednesday Words of Wisdom, no. 2

Every Wednesday I share a quote that resonates with me in some way.

miscellany‘s second installment of WoWW are the wise words of John Muir, a favorite of mine. 33 more words

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Having "Wild Hope"

Opening the first pages of Andrew Balmford’s book Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success, I found myself feeling immensely skeptical. I usually have held a somewhat wary view of conservation, tying it to the ideologies of Gifford Pinchot, a contemporary of Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir, who advocated for the conservation of wild places so that their resources might be available for future generations (as opposed to Muir’s preservationist view that desired to preserve wild places for their intrinsic value and sacred beauty). 353 more words


Travels in the SW-US – day 2

“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” 247 more words


Quote by John Muir on the power of imagination

A quote by John Muir on imagination is the topic of this blog post.

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” John Muir

“This is an excellent quote by John Muir as imagination is clearly the key to the advance of civilization.  145 more words

Useful Quotations

Sequoia & Kings Canyon

For Valentine’s Day the Husband and I went up into Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks for some hiking.  A day of peace, adventure, rejuvenation and appreciation through our eyes, souls and the truthful words of John Muir. 577 more words

John Muir Award

This weekend at Nature Detectives I got my John Muir Award. I had to do lots of things to get the award. They are split into 4 sections below: 52 more words