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Spotted Owls, Intangible Heritage, Future Fortunes

About one minute in to Mr. Ziermann’s story, he explains how his intent to pursue a life of timber logging in Oregon was waylaid by the “rules and regulations” (he did not sound happy about these) to protect the spotted owl in the American northwest. 720 more words


101 Personal Branding for A (Very) Ordinary Folk - Part 2

Photo: Talonx.com

As mentioned in the previous article, in this part, I’ll talk about the most basic tactics in personal branding. They’re doable for everyone. Thus I would like to repeat: this is the series for starters in self personal branding who don’t figure out their uniqueness yet. 1,743 more words

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Israel to India, To Build Forests

Do you believe in a literary cosmos? I do. In the seemingly innocuous collision of two pieces of writing SO removed from each other that they are all that similar. 495 more words


Walking In on the Sari

Pink silk thread on the loom

Golden thread to be woven into patterns in between the sari

Pattern in progress

The jacquard fitted to the loom. 602 more words


Reimagining Trees

There is an article in the Saturday Profile section of the New York Times this weekend that catches my attention for reasons made obvious in these pages since 2011. 832 more words

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Concurrent and Coinciding Thoughts on 5000+ Birds

This week, two birders (one of whom we’ve featured on the blog before, and the other who we should have), Noah Strycker and Tim Boucher, wrote some thoughts on birding and life lists that had much in common, partially because I suspect Boucher’s post on The Nature Conservancy’s blog was inspired by Strycker’s summary of his 2015 Big Year, even though he made no explicit mention of the new world record (6,042 species of bird seen or heard in a calendar year). 252 more words

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