The SkyBox cameras in space will revolutionize how we watch things happen on the surface of Earth from now on. There are some good things that will come from this. We will never NOT KNOW how fast the forests are disappearing or crop land going to desert. You may also get a speeding ticket from one of those places where  you laugh when you read “this highway is patrolled from the air.” I’ve had more to say and added some other resources to this …

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Tomorrow, he said. Tomorrow, he’ll get back into the routine. Tomorrow will be the beginning of the chapter that ends with the first snow, the first travel interrupted, winter. But not today. Today, another session with the ink quill, and some kind of finished drawing when we’re done. Tomorrow, maybe time for a longer blog post (I know–there are so many of you desperate for distraction, for one more place to flit your browser, sipping quickly from a distance, like a moth on the …

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Sorry I was too lazy/busy this morning to crop this image as I should have. It depicts a true act of friendship–that my buddy would lend a hand as a platform for display of this lovely Rhinoceros Beetle we came upon in downtown Floyd last week. And that, my friends, is about as focused as I can be today. Too much else going on. Following on the heels of… …yesterday’s trip to Draper Merchantile for the Wayne Henderson performance and a great meal. Thanks …

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I’ll just give you home work this morning. Read all of the quote below from the book, Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes. Watch the video of her presentation. (> 1 hr) Buy the book for yourself for Christmas, then loan it out widely among your doubt-ridden friends: it’s not entirely their fault. They’ve been intentionally infected. Oreskes reads a passage from her book, including the following (starting at 38:10 in the video): “Imagine a gigantic, colossal banquet. Hundreds of millions of people come …

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Image by fred1st via Flickr The America’s Great Outdoors Initiative aims to develop a new strategy for 21st century conservation and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. Conservation ideas and personal stories about special outdoor places are being collected from the American public. They will incorporate our ideas and stories into a report outlining a revitalized national conservation plan that benefits all Americans this fall. Here is my story. Why not send in one about your special place? A five-acre sliver of floodplain pasture …

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