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The universe in a pool of water

It was just a little wet spot. Less a bog and more a hole where some water couldn’t escape. The Davidson River was just twenty feet behind it. I imagine when the river overflowed its banks this little indention in … Continue reading

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The Big Bang

“Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

“The only clear thing is that we humans are the only species with the power to destroy the earth as we know it. The birds have no such power, nor do the insects, nor does any mammal. Yet if we … Continue reading

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A small view of a big world

“It suddenly struck me that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very … Continue reading

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Environmental garbage can

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” –  E. O. Wilson We think … Continue reading

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A Poem: The Fragile Earth

I offer this place for your use and nourishment. What do I ask in return? I spin for your comfort, providing day and night. What do I ask in return? I fill your lungs with life, deep breathes to sustain. … Continue reading

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A dry, smoky future?

There are 33 wildfires currently burning covering about 80,000 acres in the Southeast. The fires are being fueled by brush and trees parched from months of drought. Thirty miles northwest of my home 3,300 acres are burning. My community has … Continue reading

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