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It might seem strange that the turnings of the moon first became salient to me in the middle of a city famous for its own bright lights. But, it would be true. The gravitational, tide-raising pull of the Full Hunter’s […]

Hunter's Moon


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I expected adventure but no new surprises. For several perfectly rational and utterly absurd reasons I thought I knew the Menomonee River—my river—too well for that. How very wrong I was! One of our small company of urban adventurers gets […]

The Constant Lure of Adventure: Kayaking ...


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While people continue to voice their opinions on the decision to shoot 17-year-old silverback gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo in May, another recent controversial wildlife story seemingly vanished out of the news and people’s minds: The decision by Yellowstone […]

Stepping Back



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“This is life seen by life: I may lack meaning but it is the same lack of meaning that the pulsing vein has.” ~Clarice Lispector, Água Viva  When I step out of the door of my house in the late […]

The Fox and the Moon


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Call for Papers The Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy/Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale in conjunction with The Western Canadian Philosophical Association 53rd Annual Meeting October 28-30, 2016 University of Alberta Deadline for submissions extended: July 15, 2016 Keynote Speaker: Jeannette Armstrong, […]

CALL FOR PAPERS (updated) ─ The ...


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Britain’s favorite animal is not the cunning fox or the curmudgeonly badger but the prickly hedgehog. The little worm gobbler was crowned Britain’s best-loved national species in a BBC public poll in 2013. On the heels of the poll came […]

A Tale of Two Countries and ...