Monthly Archives: July 2019

Has an unexpected health problem changed your life?

My Story Worth for this week. Has an unexpected health problem changed your life? Twice this happened. I turned out very positive when I broke my leg when I was 11 years old, as I have written before. No good … Continue reading

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Some pictures on various themes.

Some pictures on various themes. Chrissy and me at Uno Chrissy and me at Uno Pizza. I like the place better than she does, but indulged me there. Too much beer Next is me with Willy Morgan. I took the … Continue reading

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Forest work July 2019

Devil’s walking stick I never much liked the devil’s walking stick (Aralia spinosa) because of the thorns that can rip your clothes and grab your skin. It hurts. I suppose that is how it got the name. They are common … Continue reading

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Fire in oak forests – day 3

I wonder if I have less to write each day of the conference because I am finding less or maybe just getting tired. Did I get tired, or did I just get lazy? Understory dynamics Todd Hutchinson talked about understory … Continue reading

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Fire in oak forests – field trip – day 2

Fire in oak forests – field trip – day 2 The ecology of any place is contingent on its history and the oak pitch-pine barrens near State College, PA has an interesting ecological history. And every ecological history includes its … Continue reading

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Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference – Day 1

Blame Bambi Blame Bambi. The cute talking animals – a deer, a rabbit and a skunk – were agents of propaganda deployed against hunting and even humans in nature at all. But as John Stowe, one of the keynote speakers … Continue reading

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This View of Life – emergence

audible.com This View of Life Check out this great listen on Audible.com. It is widely understood that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution completely revolutionized the study of biology. Yet, according to David Sloan Wilson, the Darwinian revolution won’t be truly … Continue reading

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Peace of mind

My Story Worth for this week. “What gives you peace of mind?” The glib reply is that beer gives me peace of mind. That answer is not wrong, but it is incomplete and not an explanation w/o the deeper dig … Continue reading

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The Volunteer

The Volunteer   The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter’s infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his daring escape to warn the Allies about the Nazis’ true plans for a “Final Solution.” To uncover the … Continue reading

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Louis Brandeis

audible.com Louis D. Brandeis Check out this great listen on Audible.com. The first full-scale biography in 25 years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court – an audiobook that reveals Louis D. … Continue reading

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