Dandelions were brought by the earliest settlers to the Pacific Northwest, as food and medicinal plants for gardens. They escaped. Earthworms were also brought by European settlers. Curiously, settler culture now encourages […]
It’s Time to Move Beyond the Divisive Categories of Indigenous and Settler and Live Together on Earth
In the cold of space… … plants that tower above humans and those that hug the ground… … hardly differ. What’s more, in the cold of space, air pushes water to freeze […]
The bunches grass bunches up. With the help of snow, it mounds. We could call it mound grass. We could call it a village. Note the vole highway in the lower centre […]
They don’t keep coyotes out. Beyond that, no beauty.
If you would like to teach your children or grandchildren how to continue settler culture, the culture of the Hudson’s Bay Company and its network of fur-trading forts in what it termed […]
Trees have mastered the ability to make three-dimensional space out of flat energy, raising it up above the Earth. September Aspens at Big Bar Lake There, the flat energy spreads, not by […]
Not everything is about settler culture… … and its failures… A Canadian Outpost in Vernon, Cascadia … and all cultures hold an indigenous heart. Any Celt Knows What to Do Among the […]
Industrial ruins, like this one at Cedar Falls, are called forests. It is a desert.
It is possible to have a stream that is dry, that is nonetheless still a stream. The land teaches that. It teaches that “streaming” is not a function of water but that, […]
Shrimp skeletons on Okanagan Lake, eh. The little buggers were introduced to the lake over 40 years ago. Pretty sci-fi. Don’t worry. That sand is imported too. Oh, and the water? Aha. […]