Tag Archives: animism

Links: The land (connections/water/damage)

I read the following within the last week; I suspect many of my readers might appreciate them, too. Lorna Smithers’ heartbreaking “Spirit of the Aquifer” Lengthy but worth it piece on Grist about the connections between groundwater and surface water, … Continue reading

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Why are you here?

Originally posted on GODS & RADICALS:
Farewell now my sister Up ahead there lies your road And your conscience walks beside you It’s the best friend you will ever know And the past is now your future It bears witness…

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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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Time and the river

There are two major rivers that are important in my immediate region. One is known today as the Willamette, and the other as the Columbia. I grew up with the Columbia as a normal sight along any trip from home … Continue reading

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May you be remembered

For the plants: – Wikstroemia skottsbergiana, aka Skottsberg’s Wikstroemia. Its only known locations were in Hanalei and Kauhao Valleys on Kauai. – Chrysophyllum januariense, a tree of lowland coastal rainforest; collected only from Laranjeiras Forest, Rio de Janeiro, it can … Continue reading

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Three things about birds

Because three things make a post, as the ancient wisdom says. For anyone who follows me on Tumblr, it may be obvious that I really like birds. Like, a lot. I’ve had birds in my life, in close ways, for … Continue reading

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Land. Death. Tools. I don’t even know.

I feel reasonable comfortable with where things are with Loki. It feels like there’s an understanding there, no major questions to resolve, things are steady. (I am aware this might change at any time, but I’m okay with that. That’s … Continue reading

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