I am all over the map these days–geographically, with far more airport time than I prefer–and scattered, too, in my poor abilities to draw a bead on a target for my time and energy. There are so many global-issue writing targets worth aiming at. I feel the confusion of a hunter confronted not with too few quail but way too many so that singling out an individual in his sights is impossible. The bad news is traveling in dense flocks these days. I am …

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Atlanta artist Damon Carter paints from the bank of Goose Creek on recent June day. He’ll have a finished oil painting of our oft-depicted barn soon, and I’ll share the link–and possibly the possibility to obtain it for your walls. As you can see if you click to view the larger image, I rendered Damon here as part of his art, an artist immersed in his medium. ☼ On a less lovely note, I posted a while back and early on in the Gulf …

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So what if birds fly south later or polar bears have to leave the disappearing sea ice earlier. Big deal. What do we care, say those who are happy if their own personal plans are not threatened this week by global climate chaos. Tell that to the snow geese and murres. Polar bears are becoming resourceful–apparently independently in different locations discovering the same new source of food–by going places they typically have not gone and anatomically are not designed to safely go. Mountain goats, …

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