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Telling The Truth About The United States Is Hard

What makes the United States the greatest country in the world? I dunno. Yosemite? ___________ I like the above video’s puncturing of American exceptionalism. I especially like the Yosemite line, but when the piano starts to play, and the patriotic … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago This Month: Deere and Deer in Yosemite Valley (August, 2004)

  Francis Bacon (from his 1625 essay “Of Nature in Men”): Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. Force maketh nature more violent in the return.   And this from Emerson’s “Self Reliance” (1841): Power is in nature the … Continue reading

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Deer and Deere: An Image of a Deer Alongside a Deere Earth Mover in Yosemite Valley, August 2004

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Merced Riverbank in Winter, Yosemite (January, 2005)

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“At the Creation, October 1, 1890″: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

  Be just arrived.   Be Midwestern dirt under Midwestern   fingernails   puncturing the skin of a juice-heavy orange.   Be flesh of orange mist of orange before orange in sunshine of orange.   Be the light softening   the clay-lipped … Continue reading

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New Oil Dericks off the Coasts of Florida and California?: A Hint at the Kind of Answer John Muir Might Have Offered to John McCain

A posthumous quote of the American naturalist writer, John Muir, from the Sierra Club Bulletin, January, 1920: No doubt [the Redwoods] would make good lumber after passing through a sawmill, as George Washington after passing through the hands of a French … Continue reading

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