life

Resurrection

Resurrection

As I hoisted my tripod and spotting scope up onto my shoulder, it occurred to me that it had been well over a year since I had last done so. My life had taken somewhat of a downward detour and I had ceased doing many of the things that I had for so long loved(…)

Life Everlasting; the Animal Way of Death

Life Everlasting; the Animal Way of Death

As short a book as it is, Life Everlasting is a lively collection of stories, investigations, reflections, and musings all joined together by a central theme – that of not just how the remains of the dead are reincorporated into the cycle of life but, perhaps more importantly, why they are.

Artifacts of a Naturalist Childhood

The other day while digging through a cabinet in our garage, I stumbled upon a shoebox that had been shoved to the back and that showed signs that it had been there for some time.

Looking Forward, Looking Back

As I sat in my Astoria hotel room yesterday afternoon looking out on a flock of Western and Glaucous-winged Gulls that was perched on a deteriorating portion of a long-abandoned dock that the Columbia River had yet to fully claim, I suddenly found myself wondering what would have been had I taken up bird watching(…)

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