What you see sees you. This makes no sense if seeing is identified as an personal act, but if sight is present, like light, then both the seer and the seen are […]
Just because humans are vertical pillars with the seeing bits at the top doesn’t mean the world works from the top down, too. Or from the bottom up, for that matter.
Seriously, out in the shrub steppe it does get windy, and losing a hat is a real thing. The sun can then burn you into a lump of tar. I had a […]
The mysteries of the universe are not mysterious. They tell their stories far and wide. Look at the infertile serviceberry fruits dropped for the mice on the deer and coyote trail up […]
So, let’s say you want to eat wild rose petals, but don’t want to get eaten in turn and aren’t, say, as big as a mule deer and so, as far as […]
Mathematics is great. I love it. But I think it has too much power. For instance, the maple below is not solely a function of mathematics. To say it was would be […]
It’s only winter in town. The Earth has no time for that kind of thing!
Very slowly, and with great drama and beauty, the atmosphere breaks bedrock to bits. Why are we not farming the air? It is doing this everywhere, with a bit of help from […]
In the last couple of posts, I talked about the industrial, environmental and social costs of growing fruit in the Okanagan Valley. You can have a peek in this post: The True Costs […]
Under certain conditions, water freezes in curves around the expanding pressure of air, in a shape reminiscent of liquid water giving way to form. At other times, it freezes in the shape […]