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Who Are We?

Who Are We? Americans, including me, think of themselves as decent people.  Certainly we have made mistakes as a nation – big mistakes.  But we learn from them, grow, and improve.  Our social structure encourages this. But now I wonder. … Continue reading

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Can We Talk?

Dear Friends, Here is a letter e-mailed to Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Mr. Ashe is considering plans to permit wolf hunting in Wyoming.  I post this letter in the continuing hope that words have … Continue reading

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Weapons of War

Weapons of War The mighty rage ready their weapons steel their hearts polish their hate Their adversaries, having nothing to polish, avoid the fray armed only with craft, skill and a survivor’s will

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The Coming and the Going – Wolf Shadow

The Coming Black shadow at the forest edge grows and deepens darkens to a thicker ink begins to quiver moving now into the meadow a black wolf emerges from my imagination The Going Rested, satisfied returning to the shadows satiating … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 1

My Brother the Wolf*  My brother the wolf sings his music under clear stars a chant I recognize but cannot name haunts me  My brother the wolf hears the fear and longing in our hearts sees confusion at a glance … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood Meets The Three Little Pigs

Lamentation  Kill for pleasure kill for hate kill to merely eradicate  It’s been done before and will happen again the sword proves mightier than the pen  Powered by myth fueled by fear reason alone will not prevail here  No safety … Continue reading

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Wolf Hunting Begins

The hunting of wolves begins shortly in the states of Montana, Idaho, and – possibly – Wyoming.  Now that we have taught wolves it’s finally OK to approach and be curious about humans, we are going to kill them.  Nice … Continue reading

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Is the Computer Mightier than the Rifle?

The pen may trump the sword, but is the computer more powerful than the rifle? On the continuing theme of wolves and their protected status under the Endangered Species Act:  I have been mulling and meditating about this subject and … Continue reading

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Wolf De-Listing from Endangered Species Act

Disturbing news in the paper this morning.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has met in closed-door session with Western-state governors for the purpose of de-listing wolves from the Endangered Species Act and permitting them to be hunted. Populations have apparently increased … Continue reading

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Dangerous Games

Strange Birds Armed only with a sense of injustice, orange-breasted hunter-catcher patrols her property calling loudly to hunters to keep away calling silently to animals – stay hidden – This is no children’s game we play.

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