Vicarious Hiking, Anyone?

Aug 2, 2011 by

Today I got to do, for the fourth or fifth time, what I consider to be the world’s best hike. This is a highly subjective...

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When MurdochGate Met ClimateGa...

Jul 20, 2011 by

From Keith Olbermann I’m cross-posting this from our Current website because, well, because. And because the Murdoch...

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Our Modern-Day Freak Show

Jul 13, 2011 by

On one hand, it is arrogant for us to think we are the caretakers of this planet. On another hand, we are the species that has the...

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Chimps “mourn” nin...

Jul 6, 2011 by

National Geographic brings us this report from the Max Planck Institute for...

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Native Wild Flowers – a ...

Jun 29, 2011 by

These days many of us are caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives hardly noticing the goings on in a forest or swamp....

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Saving Valentina

Jun 29, 2011 by

From The Great Whale Conservancy Michael Fishbach narrates his encounter with a humpback whale entangled in a fishing net. Gershon...

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Treating all of Nature as a Th...

Jun 15, 2011 by

Martin Buber said that the most fulfilling relationships are not I-It relationships, in which we relate to the other as an object,...

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Terraform Earth

Jun 8, 2011 by

“Terra-forming” – that’s a theory about taking a world like mars and making it Earth-like. It’s a fascinating scientific...

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Wolves

Jun 1, 2011 by

For decades, wolves were seen as evil, as well as dangerous to livestock, so ranchers and the federal government shot, clubbed,...

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My Boots Are Disco

May 25, 2011 by

I know when you hear the phrase disco boots, your mind goes in a very distinct direction. For the purposes of this blog post, it’s...

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The End Of The World

May 11, 2011 by

If I had a dime for every time in my life that I heard the end of the world was coming, I would have a lot of dimes. Many people talk...

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An Unexpected End

May 4, 2011 by

Click here to see, large screen, the photogallery If the real estate and debt disaster in Ireland have filled the front pages of the...

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Notoriously Unstable

May 4, 2011 by

Got your attention, didn’t I?  Now I hope you won’t be disappointed if this blog is only about Highway 1 north of...

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Why Shark Week is irresponsibl...

Apr 27, 2011 by

“Teeth of death,” “Shark feeding frenzy,” “The Worst Shark Attack Ever.” It is that time of year again, when the Discovery Channel...

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Memories

Apr 27, 2011 by

Have you ever noticed how a song can take you back to your childhood or some long stashed away memory? The same can be said about a...

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Life Storms

Apr 27, 2011 by

Today I witnessed firsthand, parts of the storm damage from the tornadoes that struck St. Louis on Friday evening (which I very...

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Sex and violence in wildlife f...

Apr 20, 2011 by

Below are some excerpts on sex and violence in wildlife films from my book “Shooting in the Wild.” I hope you enjoy them. “Shooting...

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People I’ve Met Along th...

Apr 6, 2011 by

After some rather harsh criticism of my writing technique the other day, I found myself in a very reflective mood. I questioned...

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It’s Spring–I Can ...

Apr 6, 2011 by

Anybody besides me notice that the weather–which has been notoriously unpredictable as long as I’ve been alive to enjoy...

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About Gratitude and Clouds

Mar 30, 2011 by

                    It started when I was walking Ella on the boardwalk of...

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Funny Shorebirds

Mar 30, 2011 by

Mind tickling entertainment is about anywhere you throw your gaze. So when I was on the beach at dusk today I found myself grinning,...

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Last stand on the Island

Mar 23, 2011 by

We are particularly glad, today, to present you Last Stand on the Island, a project by Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez. Evan and...

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Getting to know the world we s...

Mar 16, 2011 by

The art of exploration isn’t gone. As a matter of fact, it’s alive and well. The trick is simply being curious, then satisfying the...

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They live right beside us R...

Mar 12, 2011 by

I have always been amazed by nature, I mean the closer you look the more you see! Ironically, so few of us in our busy lives actually...

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