Category Archives: Writers

Modeling Nature, Designing Culture:

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We’re moving.  We’ve packed lots of stuff these past few days, filling boxes with only those items that we know we will use in the future.  Our basement is nearly empty of the mountains of things that it once contained … Continue reading

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Why We Need A Good Design: The Domesticated Human (or Sailing With Fritz) (3 of 4)

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(Previous Post: Why We Need A Good Design: Frostbitten Twice Shy Babe) The Domesticated Human (or Sailing With Fritz): When I was nineteen years old I went on a sailing trip with a couple of my friends across Lake Michigan.  … Continue reading

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Rotting Flesh Perfume and Finding the Wilderness Among The Concrete

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Currently we live in suburbia, on the edge of where city meets farmland and eventually where farmland meets forests.  Usually edges in nature are rich places where there is a extreme amount of diversity and interaction among species.  You’ll find … Continue reading

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Learning to See (through a child and photography)

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A professor that I once had, talked of one of his friends that spent many hours of the days observing roses in bloom, because he wanted to understand what made them beautiful.  He would just sit there and stare and … Continue reading

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Studying Nature From New Perspectives

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Intending to write on this topic later, I thought that these pictures might make a good lead-in into it.  Tom Brown, a primitive living and naturalist skills instructor told the story once of an incident with his mentor where his … Continue reading

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