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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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Swine Flu Quote of the Day

I live in the Los Angeles area, and I mentioned to a colleague today that, because I have two small children—a two year old and a five year old—the outbreak of cases of swine flu in Mexico City, Texas, and … Continue reading

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