Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ecological catastrophes: apparently it’s partly Descartes’s fault

It has been bothering me for a very long time, a certain set of beliefs about the world and how to best understand it, a set of beliefs that are typically connected with concepts like “science” and “being rational;” and … Continue reading

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Stars and civilization

The two topics most on my mind today, with the results that I feel, emotionally, what must be the equivalent of having your head literally slammed into a wall. Except that in this case, I can’t say it is bad, … Continue reading

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Something short and sweet

A lot of what I read when I hit my environmental news sources is unpleasant news: habitat destruction, global warming increasing, another species on the edge of extinction, etc., etc. you know what I mean. There are also – happily … Continue reading

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(A few) Problems with dams

I’m still reading a lot about rivers, and fish, and dams. Here are some particular standouts from the last week: 1. There is a connection between damming rivers and damage to coastal human communities; without the dam, sediment would end … Continue reading

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A post about fish and communities

I read this a few months ago, and it struck a deep chord then. It keeps resonating now, reverberating and echoing out, wider, wider. It’s a very short post, worth reading in its entirety: The Watershed and the City [The … Continue reading

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Changes

When I started pagan-blogging on Tumblr, I had an initial URL and blog title, but after perhaps a week or two, I realized I disliked both of them, but I didn’t really have any strong notion about what to change … Continue reading

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The Dire State of Fungi

Originally posted on The Adventures of a Beginning Naturalist:
From Mushroom Expert: “We must accumulate specimens–and it is time to consider our mushrooms from an ecological perspective. I have been framing my argument, so far, in terms of the pursuit…

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