Sep 282007
 

But such are the ways of a return to grad school. So here are a couple Terrain.org updates I’m excited about, ahead of Issue No. 21, with the theme of “Islands & Archipelagos,” which launches January 10, 2008. I’m pleased as punch to confirm that this issue’s interview will be with natural history author David [...]

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Sep 192007
 

So, because we were investigating Facebook as a marketing tool at work (clearly it’s not designed as and doesn’t function as a corporate marketing tool, but the more obvious social networking tool), I just created a Facebook account, and added my profile and such. I think you have to be a “friend” to view my [...]

Sep 172007
 
Critters and the Girls Who Love Them

This weekend my daughters and I visited Agua Caliente Park near the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northeast Tucson. The girls got to get their hands and feet muddy catching all sorts of wetlands critters. The next day, I visited the Desert Museum. Together, these desert locales provide plenty of critter shots (with [...]

Sep 142007
 

The newest issue (September/October 2007) of Orion—my favorite environmental journal (well, besides Terrain.org perhaps)—is absolutely beautiful, and includes such writers as Sandra Steingraber, Mary Oliver, David James Duncan, Janisse Ray, Rebecca Solnit, and Robert Michael Pyle. And (joy of joys!) a little ‘ol poem by me: “Wild Mint.” The first person who correctly guesses the [...]

Sep 032007
 
Wildlife No Longer Wild Nor Life

My daughters and I visited Tucson’s International Wildlife Museum this afternoon. I’m writing an essay about urban wildlife and/or hunting, or maybe hunting urban wildlife (you can see I’m not very far into it yet), so figured this would be an important visit. The museum features only taxidermied (sp.?) animals. Parts of it were a [...]