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Earth Day History in a Sock Drawer

Earth Day History in a Sock Drawer

There are a lot of Earth Day posts out there but I’ll bet that few of them revolve around a 100 year-old man’s dresser drawer. Several years ago I was honored to spend an afternoon interviewing 100 year-old Julian Nelson, a prime figure in the creation of the Apostle...

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Fog Visions

Fog Visions

FOG VISION: Some questions only become clear when you are lost in the fog There is nothing to do but watch. Like an avalanche of clouds, the fogbank spills off the peaks of the Brooks Range and swallows us, cutting off the horizons as surely as a shroud. Moments ago,...

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WEAVING WATER: The Aesthetics of Rivers

WEAVING WATER: The Aesthetics of Rivers

The light in the canyon at this hour makes the river flow like braided strands of the morning sky. It is early, too early, and I am up and sitting at the edge of the river watching. Behind me, the canoes are pulled far up on shore and turned over; in the dim light...

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Dancing With the Devil

Dancing With the Devil

A Photographic Moment: Dancing with the Devil Let me just say right from the outset here that none of what follows was my idea. But then, I didn’t say “no” either. January of 2017 in northern Wisconsin had all the teeth of a normal northern winter – storms, wind,...

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The Singing: A Poem For Lake Superior

The Singing: A Poem For Lake Superior

In the face of something as beautiful, as powerful, and ultimately as unknowable as Lake Superior, sometimes the only place to turn is poetry: THE SINGING SOMETIMES, I HEAR SINGING. EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN THE MIST LIFTS AND WISPS ITS WAY ACROSS THE BLUE-BLACK BACK...

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The Music of Moving Water

The Music of Moving Water

Before the wildflowers bloom, before the return of the first robin, the first signs of spring can be heard in something as simple as the song of a flowing river. Nothing. Not a chickadee. Not a woodpecker. No wind through the trees. Nothing. It is March and the forest...

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