Ours is an age defined by refuse – by refusing, that is, to deal with our refuse.
Trash accumulates in all areas of the planet, including – and especially – America’s treasured national parks. A recent, personal, non-scientific survey of Yosemite’s iconic attractions reveals a pernicious aggressor. Few outdoor enthusiasts would encourage littering, yet many cause this offense, often doing so unwittingly. Resolving the issue necessitates a much higher degree of coordination between park officials and attendees.
Continue reading “At the Corner of Truth & Trash”
Too often a memory of swooping spectacle; too often the food, the drink, the cost. All said, all done, all consumed, in detail. Still, the writing pours forth, as if the world lacked autobiographical banalities.
Continue reading “Down With The Watchmakers”
Scampering downwards below the ridge, my hiking partner found riparian wonder he never before knew existed. Each previous trip to the park constrained this California preserve to rolling, grassy, oakland – whereas schist canyons and rumbling gravelpans and time-pressured wildflowers populate the valleys below.
Continue reading “Virtual Emplacement & Carbon Poverty”
Curiosities and small thoughts must lead somewhere… Here’s a few sophistries to give unflinching belief in outdoors advertising a different meaning this week:
Continue reading “Gullible – Sophistries”
Like a conspiratorial merchant, blue can elide detail and flatten context within the pleasure it provides. Azure sky can be lustrous and turquoise water can be inviting – almost as if adjectives were more important than verbs. So much effort is expended understanding what the sky means, may mean, and has meant, that we forget our human capacity to survive the depravity of slightly less-warm mornings and hair-adjusting breezes.
Continue reading “No Better Weather Than Now”
Highway junction, Shelby, Montana: Big sky and open land merge endlessly, and the gray is all-encompassing. Continue reading “Shelby, Montana – Postcard from a Floating World”
Curiosities and small thoughts must lead somewhere… Here’s a few sophistries to give pollen a different meaning this week:
Continue reading “Pollen – Sophistries”