Chasing the Memory of a Naturalist Jun10

Chasing the Memory of a Naturalist

Chasing the Memory of a Naturalist in Baja California Sur Aven Satre-Meloy Published in Written River #10   Ellen Meloy was a gifted naturalist and talented writer. She has been called an “empathetic soul.” I called her my aunt. Ellen passed away suddenly in 2004 at her home in Bluff, Utah. I...

The Worsening Light of the Mind May31

The Worsening Light of the Mind

The Worsening Light of the Mind: Humanities and the Anthropocene Maximilian Werner Published in Written River #10   “Those of us working in the humanities are under no obligation to demonstrate that our ideas are anything except that.” 1. Pioneer Myth When I recall my encounters with...

Return to the South Fork of the Eagle River May31

Return to the South Fork of the Eagle River

Return to the South Fork of the Eagle River Matthew Dickerson Published in Written River #10   Wild blueberries are strewn across the alpine meadows stretching for thousands of yards in every direction. The ubiquitous fireweed leaves brushstrokes of magenta on the rise in front of me. Further...

How I Defied the White Man and Out-Foxed Fox May31

How I Defied the White Man and Out-Foxed Fox

How I Defied the White Man and Out-Foxed Fox Michael Engelhard Published in Written River #10   Here I sit, tied to the side of their barn, collar and chain rattling and rubbing me raw, while the Pale Faces are boiling up water to scald me with. How did I get myself into this bloody mess?...

The Salmon Forest May31

The Salmon Forest

The Salmon Forest Susan Double Published in Written River #10   Every thread of creation is held in position by still other strands of things living. —Don McClean, ‘Tapestry,’ 1969 She waits with a million others for the taste and smell of the coming rain. For years she has roamed the ocean,...

Tracking as a Way of Knowing May31

Tracking as a Way of Knowing

Tracking as a Way of Knowing   Sophia Sinopoulos-Lloyd   Published in Written River #10     I was introduced to wildlife tracking several years ago during an immersion course in wilderness survival in my home state of Vermont. My intention then was to push my pursuit of “ancestral skills”...

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