Tag Archives: politics

Talking to Animals/Amen

Here’s a quote from a beautiful WordPress post by Traveling Thane Furrows: If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and … Continue reading

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Creation Through Struggle – Always Plenty of Struggle

Some people have asked what led me to write Wild Wolf Encounters.  Like all creation, it was the result of a struggle.  In this case, it was a struggle with myself. About two years ago, in another crisis economic compromise, … Continue reading

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The Extreme Gravity/Distorted Reality Show

Black Hole at the Center  Eagle Galaxy remnant of an exploding star a fading celebrity avatar emits no light casts no glow gas and static are its outflow* the raspy noise of promise unkept opportunity squandered challenge unmet collapsing brilliance … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth/Wolves in the U.S.

Here’s a link to an interesting article in The American Prospect about wolves and wolf management in the Western U.S.  Everything I know indicates it’s accurate, fair, and thorough . Wolves to the Slaughter, by Christopher Ketcham Carter Niemeyer’s book … Continue reading

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“Wish for the Result with Great Fervor…”

Yoga Action Wish for the result with great fervor, but remain completely patient and serene. Gertrud Hirschi, Mudras, Yoga in your Hands            Yoga and action – we don’t often connect the two.  But like the word yoga itself, many … Continue reading

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Hello, and Good-bye

Wolf Myth:  Wolves will rip humans limb from limb, if given half a chance. Wolf True Story:  This happened to me, so I know it’s true. This last trip to Yellowstone, we hiked to Shoshone Lake.  We take this hike … Continue reading

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Soar Like an Eagle – more from Grebe Lake in Yellowstone

and – of course – be still like a wolf Grebe Lake Happy am I called Grebe Lake reflecting passing clouds and the hills that surround me home to many creatures happy am I Happy am I the black wolf … Continue reading

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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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