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Snowy Walkabout

One of the many miracles of nature is the unforeseen lesson: out of the blue, she teaches you something new. Yesterday I went for a walk in the local woods, seeking burls on fallen trees to make a kuksa, a … Continue reading

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A Beautiful, Desperate Struggle

It was my good fortune recently to travel to Costa Rica and there to experience firsthand that country’s remarkable biodiversity. From rainforest to cloud forest, Costa Rica offers a dazzling and at times overwhelming array of species. Coati, tree frogs, … Continue reading

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Leaving the Firmament

One of the many debts we owe Native American culture is the hammock. I recall in childhood my first discovery of a hammock, a beguiling swing-like contraption on the deck of some forgotten building. Wooden spreader bars held a fascinating … Continue reading

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The Bear

The last thing I expected when I signed up for an animal tracking class was meeting a bear face to face in the wilderness. But let me not get ahead of myself. A couple of summers ago the itch to learn more … Continue reading

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