Category Archives: environment

Where did the breadbox go?

Found in an old cabin In American kitchens of the 1940s and 50s, in nearly every home, a breadbox sat on the countertop. I know in ours it did, as well as every neighbor, friend and family. Ours disappeared from … Continue reading

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A Season of Crystals

For The Beauty Of The Earth From under obscured skies and clouds small crystals drift down to land softly and settle into growing mounds of white. Green pine and fir stand in contrast whilst bending boughs cushion the accumulating tiny … Continue reading

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Wood heat at the Lower Farm

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows cheerfully ascends….We enjoy now, not an oriental, but a boreal leisure, around warm stoves and fireplaces, and watch the shadow … Continue reading

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Changing climate, Changing lifeway

Climate change poses threats and dangers to the survival of indigenous communities world wide. Within the industrialized nations, indigenous communities still exist. Unless one lives in close proximity it is easy to forget they are there. Along the Alaskan coastline … Continue reading

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On the Kilauea Iki Trail

In 1959 a dramatic and violent eruption turned Kilauea Iki at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into a cauldron of lava with fantastic fountains of fire shooting skyward. A hike across Kilauea Iki crater is a walk into the heart of … Continue reading

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Earth Day Project

Plastic Water Bottles About six years ago I initiated a recycling program at my place of employment. I work at a vacation resort where guests stay for a few days or a few weeks. Having so many people come and … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – some Great Houses

The Chaco Phenomenon was an instance of a rapid jump in culture. Huge three-and four-story houses built with exquisite stonework, and containing hundreds of rooms were built by people that only a short time prior were living in underground pit … Continue reading

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