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This is my Church!

In an earlier posting, I included a scene from the film On the Waterfront in which the character Father Barry (as portrayed by Karl Malden) is confronting union officials on the death of a dock worker. 571 more words



Hello Everyone,

I’ll keep this short and just steal a little bit of info from my Instragram (destiny_hikes_wisconsin) introduction post.

“I thought I’d take a minute to briefly introduce myself and the idea behind this page. 116 more words


Beauty of Nature

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin;and it is truly wonderful how love-telling the small voices of these birds are,and how far they reach through the woods into one another’s hearts and into ours.The tones are so perfectly human and so full of anxious affection, few mountaineers can fail to be touched by them.”- John Muir

It's Attached

When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
he finds it attached to the
rest of the world.

source: John Muir
image: Eddie’s Garden, Eddie’s Photos, Avocado Tree August 2013


(Muir)eflections and the dilemma of poppies as tourist attractions.

I went with Eric a couple weeks ago to the Walker Canyon California poppy super-bloom in Lake Elsinore, and the number of people there to see it was just below Disneyland at full capacity.  1,034 more words


A short history of conservation and environmental ideas in the US

In the US, where did our modern ideas on conservation and environmentalism, or not, come from?

In the early part of the 20th century, conservation and environmentalism started being debated politically. 675 more words

Advocacy - Save The Wilderness


It is raining…again.  The dog is recovering from knew surgery…still.  I’ll not get outside much today.  But there are still images of Sandhill Cranes from a recent day spent under partly sunny skies on Sauvie Island.  361 more words