Category Archives: nature

signs of life

Spotted this little dude while out on a freshly walkable trail. The flood waters have receded, and the snow is mostly gone, so it feels good to get back out there. The sun was shining on the little muskrat, lighting … Continue reading

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soon

cold wind blows over brittle blankets of old snow soon to melt with spring

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of animals and ecosystems

Wolves were airlifted into the US from Canada at the end of February to bolster the wolf population in Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The purpose is to help control the moose population there. This week, though, we heard that … Continue reading

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doodles: earth haiku

earth clothed by God’s hand we pull threads, seams come undone leaving only rags

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the long month of february

Contrary to the simplistic assertions of the calendar, February is, in fact, the longest month of the year. Ask any Michigander. The cold, the snow, and the dearth of sunshine conspire to thwart our typical notion of time. Where once … Continue reading

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contemplating the Green New Deal

I care immensely about the earth, the people on it, and our beautifully interdependent relationship.  So it is with some hope that I saw the Green New Deal become a topic of discussion in recent months. Last week, of course, … Continue reading

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embracing the polar vortex

The snow flies around me, tracing wild paths through the air. The wind sweeps it over and down the roof of a house, and then, up, up, and it suddenly swirls into a small tornado – fast and fantastic. I … Continue reading

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