The Welsh people had a word for the feeling of love and belonging to the land — hiraeth. Families and clans that lived generation after generation in the same place experienced a deep knowing of the land that did not translate simply as “ownership.”
In the wake of huge tragedy, it often seems like humanity is mired in smog. [Read More]
If I were placed blindfolded on the upper reaches of Elk Creek and its watershed area, I would know I was home. [Read More]
Streams need to connect in order to deliver water and salmon, just like roads need to connect to deliver cars. [Read More]
I often have thought about volunteering for various local causes, to give back to the community, but never seemed to find the time. [Read More]
Day after day
I sit and stare.
I worry that what made Cannon Beach what it was when I first moved here — a “friendly, informal setting” – is slipping away. [Read More]
Perhaps it’s silly to mention
from my far-flung harbor region ….
The tri-color ink-drawn delight
of four geese running to take flight….
Chileans feel ownership and pride towards Patagonia while recognizing that it’s a destination largely frequented by non-Chilean tourists. [Read More]
A natural zone between land and sea
where life holds to rock while waves work to wash life clean…