Category Archives: Nature

Death Valley Hot

A long heat wave covers the West and the weathermen are predicting that the temperature in Death Valley might hit 126 tomorrow. The manager of the Wrangler Restaurant in Furnace Creek on Tuesday closed the establishment after the ACs went on the blink, saying, “We can’t put customers through this — it’s just too hot.” […]

Ice Age Fini

The last Ice Age ended somewhere around 11,700 years ago. Since then glacier around the globe have shrunk from the North and South Poles. Presently I reside in Juneau, Alaska. The Mendenhall glacier is fourteen miles from my house. I have yet to hike the Western Trail to the ice caves. The couple running the […]

Caveman Love

There is no proof of cavemen ie Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragging women by their hair. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. But the Rape of the Sabine? That’s a legend based on factual hearsay.

The Choice Of Life

Beijing and rampant consumption under the myth of sustainable growth. Or Ban Nok Thailand. The rice fields slowly recovering fromthe poisoning of pesticides and debts to the banks. I vote for the Village of the Birds. The Western Forests are home.

Au Revoir Paris

The Mendenhall Glacier outside of Juneau was called the Sitaantaago by the local Tglinit tribes. The fifteen mile-long ice mass is located 12 miles from my house here. The bus can get me there in thirty minutes, although a tramp of 3-4 hours is required to reach the western glacier. A week ago I hiked […]