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Hello world!

We are Anna, Fergus and Freddie.

This blog is to keep a record of our Mondays. F&F don’t go to school on Mondays. This day is sacred to us – a conscious break from the weekday routines of school and work. 215 more words


The Fruit of Calvinism

Is environmentalism?

This at least, is the take from Mark Stoll in Inherit the Mountain (Oxford, 2015).

While D.G. Hart’s review covers the core notion, that environmentalism is a product of Calvinism, or more specifically the views of the Puritans and the American Presbyterians. 319 more words


Eternal sunset, eternal sunrise

The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. 48 more words

We are now in the mountains

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.  Our flesh-and-bone tabernacle seems transparent as glass to the beauty about us, as if truly an inseparable part of it, thrilling with the air and trees, streams and rocks, in the waves of the sun – a part of all nature, neither old nor young, sick nor well, but immortal.” – John Muir,  170 more words


Silver Divide Pt. 2

Day 3-4

I woke up on Day 3 to the sound of Fish Creek trickling nearby, one of my favorite sounds to wake up to.  Slept in a bit later because the sun did not quite rise as early  due to the high walls of the canyon.   1,550 more words


Planes, Feet and Automobiles

This summer I took a trip up to the northwest. Over seventeen days I flew twenty-five hundred miles, drove four thousand miles, and hiked fifty miles. 429 more words


Silver Divide Pt. 1

Just wanted to convey a quick prologue to frame the context for the motivation of this excursion:

Growing up around the central valley area our go-to camping location when we were kids was always the Sierra National Forest, specifically the northern side  towards the Edison lake basin.   1,343 more words