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The Raging Sea
Watching the heartbreaking reports eminating from the East Coast of Japan one cannot help but be dumbfounded by the awesome power of Mother Nature and the fragility of our existence on this …
posted a Quick Tip about Pacific Crest Trail: From the Califor.... July 20, 2010
Pacific Crest Trail: From the Californian Border to the Canadian Border
The best book for through-hikers or section-hikers of the PCT. Excellent maps and extremely useful details and tips. This is the combined north & south volume, though you can purchase separate volumes …
posted a Quick Tip about The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... June 09, 2010
The Worst Hard TIme
For history buffs everywhere. A well written and researched book about one of the worst periods of American history. It speaks to the amazing ability of people to withstand hardship.
posted a Quick Tip about The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... May 25, 2010
The Worst Hard TIme
Great Journalistic Style of Writing
reviewed Favorite Places To Drink Coffee. February 24, 2010
posted in Coffee Shop
Favorite Places To Drink Coffee
    I was thinking the other day about some interesting and beautiful places that I've been and I realized that while I was at many of those places I had a cup of coffee.  …
reviewed Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938. February 11, 2010
Sudden Sea The Great Hurricane of 1938
Like the author R.A. Scotti, I am a native Rhode Islander who grew up hearing stories of the great Hurricane of 1938.  Take just one look at the photograph on the cover of  "Sudden Sea: …
reviewed Snowstruck: In The Grip of Avalanches. February 01, 2010
Snowstruck In The Grip of Avalanches
Human beings are a pretty stubborn lot.  People insist on building expensive new abodes along the San Andreas fault.  Others ignore the dangers posed by hurricanes and build homes and hotels …
reviewed Cape Breton Highlands National Park. January 25, 2010
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
"I have travelled around the globe.  I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, The Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland;  but for simple beauty Cape Breton outrivals …
posted a Quick Tip about Cape Breton Highlands National Park. January 23, 2010
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
When God invented coastal driving trips, Americans think of Carmel and Monterey, but Canadians think Cape Breton.
posted a Quick Tip about Sunshine. January 21, 2010
The essence of life. One with which we take for granted much too often. "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy..."
reviewed Sunshine. January 21, 2010
posted in Earth Watch
Sunshine! A day with sunshine is a day of possibilities.   Oh yes, the man who sang “You are my sunshine, my only … “ has left long ago. Despite that, I still like the nick …
reviewed Brush Cat: On Trees, The Wood Economy.... December 17, 2009
Brush Cat: On Trees, The Wood Economy, and the Most Dangerous Job In America
Being a lifelong city dweller I really never gave the subject of logging a whole lot of thought.  So long as I had access to an inexpensive and abundant supply of computer paper, lumber, printed …
reviewed The Last Forest: The Amazon In The Ag.... December 03, 2009
The Last Forest
More than a quarter century ago authors Mark London and Brian Kelly spent a considerable amount of time in the jungles of Brazil doing research for their 1983 book "Amazon".  They wanted …
reviewed The Sixth Extinction: Journeys Among .... November 09, 2009
posted in Green Living
The Sixth Extinction
When Rachel Carson penned "Silent Spring" in the early 1960's she essentially gave birth to the environmentalist movement in the United States and around the world.  And for the most part …
reviewed The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... May 12, 2009
The Worst Hard TIme
I picked up The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan due to a review that Tom "Duffbert" Duff did on it a year ago. I was not disappointed …
reviewed The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... December 02, 2008
The Worst Hard TIme
It is one of the most gut-wrenching books I have ever read.  Like an episode of the old TV series "Time Tunnel" author Timothy Egan transports the reader back to the Great Plains in the …
reviewed Nobody's Horses: The Dramatic Rescue .... December 02, 2008
Nobody's Horses
Any number of adjectives come to mind when I begin to contemplate the rescue of these magnificent creatures.  Heroic, compassionate, courageous and dedicated only begin to describe the efforts of …
reviewed Silence Of The Songbirds: How We Are .... December 01, 2008
posted in Green Living
Silence of the Songbirds
I am always very grateful when an author presents his or her subject matter in concise and easy to understand language.  I most certainly found this to be the case with "Silence of the Songbirds:  …
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