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An Eight Million Year Old Living Species – The American Alligator

Alligators are a symbol of wildlife and untouched lands in the Southeastern United States. We are all connected in the intricate web of life on planet Earth.  During an excursion into Big Cypress Swamp and Everglades National Park in southern … Continue reading

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George Washington – Farmer

“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”     G. Washington At the time of George Washington’s birth in 1732 there were thirteen individual colonies along the eastern seaboard of North … 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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The eerie aura of Mo’okini

From generation to generation the story of Mo’okini has been told. On the northernmost tip of Hawai’i Island sits a massive stone ruins. The winds across Upolu Point rustle the grass of the hillside. The stones of the solitary ruins … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hale

Hale. (HAH- leh). Hawaiian word for house. Ancient Hawaiians lived sustainably and recognized that human civilization is an integral part of the natural world. If the human community is to survive, the natural world and nature must be preserved and … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – architecture and abandonment

 Chaco Culture National Historic Park is remarkable. The canyon’s breathtaking architecture has drawn visitors from around the world. A thousand years ago Chaco Canyon was the center of a phenomenal culture. Monumental public architecture was constructed with rocks, mud, stone … 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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