Monday, June 8, 2009

Hal Borland

Just started reading Hal Borland and so far I am enjoying his book. He is plain spoken and very different from Wallace. It will be fun to compare the two. In chapter two I found two sentences that stood out to me, "Crows congregate in roadside poplars and loudly discuss everything under the sun." and "I don't know why a jay can make the most harmless action look like a felony, but he can." He put words to things I know, but haven't expressed before.

I also liked the last paragraph of chapter 2 when he talks about the purpose of country roads. Do any of you have a country road that is good for walking along? I have mountain roads and they aren't the same. Cheryl

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Future of Nature Study Guide

Lots of interesting links are included


Bill McKibben's famous The End of Nature did much to alert people to the need for CHANGE in the way we are treating our mother, our earth. Bill McKibben's new book Hope, Human and the Wild "offers a badly needed vision of optimism for the future of our planet." Just what the doctor ordered! I'm going to read this and will report back to the group. Sandy

The Future of Nature

This collection of essays/articles from Orion looks interesting, especially after our discussion at Yankauer. There is a study guide available online!,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,843/option,com_phpshop/Itemid,8/