A Better Chance of Survival

"I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially." - E.B. White My sons …

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View from my Balcony

View from my Balcony by Gregg Hake Undulating grasses, green pond welcoming landing egret. Deer nibbling on grass, ears perked and heads turned toward unfamiliar sounds. Cumulus building, painting sky white and shadowing mountains in blue. Every inch, teeming with life: chirping, creaking, croaking, splashing and dashing, View from my balcony urges me to remembrance …

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The Value of Decision

Lexi, my Red-tailed Hawk hunting partner, has taught me a great many things over the last two-and-a-half years. I have a deep respect for her hunting style, which centers around an uncluttered capacity for decision. Human beings have it relatively easy. We don't, generally speaking, have to risk life and limb every time we eat. …

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Living in an Air Castle I

"Living in an air-castle is about as profitable as owning a half-interest in a rainbow. It is no more nourishing than a dinner of twelve courses—eaten in a dream. Air-castles are built of golden moments of time, and their only value is in the raw material thus rendered valueless. The atmosphere of air-castles is heavy …

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The Struggles of Man

"Religion, Society, and Nature—these are the three struggles of man." ~ Victor Hugo If all the human activity undertaken in the course of a day, month or year were put in a pot still and reduced to its fractions, there would be but three fundamental components: religion, society and nature. Every man who has ever …

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