Japan’s Fukushima Disaster and Its Impact on Fish in the Pacific Northwest

A fishing boat in my home port of Auke Bay, Alaska. By Gillfoto, via Wikimedia Commons.

For the most part, those of us that love wild seafoods from the Pacific Northwest don’t have to worry — at least, not about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor. Sadly, it is Japan that suffers the most from Fukushima’s meltdown. As I give thanks to the Great Salmon for their life-giving abundance, I offer up prayers for the people and land of Japan. [Read more...]

The Weight Of A University

Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and Museum from University of Glasgow

Last week I found myself on the Glasgow University campus and was struck by the feel of it. The area taken up by University buildings, old and new, is quite large, and the whole of it has a certain weight to it. There’s a sense of something deep there. Some of the University buildings are [Read More...]

People and Place

This way to the Iron Age earth works

Do people make a place the way it is or does a place shape the people who live there? [Read more...]

Celebrating Dissent

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Today, Americans celebrate their heritage as dissenters and rabble rousers, but just what is this ‘patriotism’ thing all about? [Read more...]

Distracting you with flowers

Purple rhodedendrons.

Niki shares pictures of pretty flowers in her yard. [Read more...]

Procession of the Species

By Davidakoontz at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons, from 2005.

Niki prepares to participate in the Procession of the Species. [Read more...]

A taste of place

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One of the main ways in which I get in touch with new places when I’m travelling is through food. [Read more...]


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