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Cyber Panic!
Ordinarily, it is Turkey Panic that afflicts me at this time of year, but it was Cyber Panic that got
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MAPPING OUR WAY THROUGH THE DARKNESS
Last week we left Frodo walking fearfully toward the dread Land of Mordor. This week we find ourselves on a  perilous journey,
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And the Ring of Power Passes….
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s wonderful series, The Lord of the Rings, a little hobbit named Frodo carries the ring of power through all
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Election Making You Nervous?
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.” Does anyone remember this
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October
The Prairie Fellowship, a beloved Unitarian community that provided me in anchor in my peripatetic years, used to spend a weekend every October in the
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Ego, Eco, Pogo
“What am I going to do about my sister,” a friend of mine complained. “She thinks that God gave us
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Is it Too Late for a Green Economy?
“And was Jerusalem builded here/Among these dark Satanic mills?”  William Blake I think a lot about global warming and climate catastrophe
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What Farming Life Was Really Like
    Annis Pratt’s Review of Merrickville Days by elliewilson One of my former professors at the University of Wisconsin, now
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New (Internet) Worlds for Green Writers
The internet is a wondrous place: when I began publishing my blog “The Worlds I Long For” just a year ago I wanted
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Ocean Country – a Review
It is hard to act on climate change when its impacts reduce us to feelings of hopelessness and doom, the kind
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Beaver
I am always interested in the fellow mammals who share our northwest Michigan river property. My frisson at the rare appearances
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Damselflies
I have a cottage on the Betsie River in Northwest Michigan, with a dock upriver and swimming stairs further down. 
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Nature Walking
There are Nature Walks, where you explain things to people (see above, me explaining things on the left) and others that
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Getting Setting
When I sat down to write The Marshlanders I had been canoeing and kayaking for years and taking lots of
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Doing Dialogue
Most of us know that if we want our characters to leap off the page into our readers’ heads, we need to
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CITY SAUNTERING
There is country sauntering through field and forest, but city sauntering is quite a different thing.
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SAUNTERING
Now come the sweet spring days when it is balmy enough to saunter out of doors, aimlessly wandering over meadows
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HAPPY MAY DAY!
                                         May the blessed time of Beltane                                          Inflame the soul of all beings                                          From
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TIGHTENING YOUR WRITING
No matter how highly you think of your own writing, don’t kid yourself. You need an editor. And I do
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TWICE-TOLD TALES
“Filthy Marshlander,” someone yelled, as a chunk of pavement flew through the air. Bethany was relieved when her guard closed in around
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