Tag Archives: John Muir

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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“Fences Make Good Neighbors”: A Painting of a Meadow with a Fence Running Through It (1875)

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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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