Monthly Archives: August 2015

Steve and Sue Koschak: Ely natives, owner/operators of River Point Resort, and activists

On the final day of our introduction to the Boundary Waters area, I elected to go with the group that was to tour places where mining explorations have already disrupted the Boundary Waters, and this was back in the late … Continue reading

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Oliver Sacks, who lived and wrote about himself and others who exhibit the quality of being “intensely alive” — is dead

Obituary, Michio Kakutani, New York Times: Oliver Sacks: Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life Barely one month ago, he documented his dying process, in The Guardian: Oliver Sacks, who taught us so much, now teaches us the art of … Continue reading

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Dear Dick Cheney: Is that a threat?

Dick Cheney: Iran Deal Will Lead To First Use Of Nuclear Weapon Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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Becky Rom: Attorney, Ely native (canoe trip guide at 14!), and Boundary Waters activist

Jim Hightower’s new report on TTP activism — specifically, how, and with what great success, the grassroots is being mobilized to defeat the TPP — is extremely exciting to me. Clearly, when the worst shows its real face, the best … Continue reading

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Paul Schurke: Arctic Explorer and Boundary Waters Activist

Note: This is the first of three posts to focus on community and environmental activists in the Boundary Waters region of Minnesota. I introduced the subject here: Paul Schurke, above, with his wife Jane, who runs Susan Schurke’s Northwoods Apparel … Continue reading

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Carrol Krause, terminal cancer patient, outlines her (and our?) “most difficult question”

Carrol Krause continues to astonish with her clear-sighted, open-hearted, and deeply generous approach to her own dying process. You might also read the comments to her original article. And, for a larger context, see this: When, if ever, is conscious … Continue reading

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Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces lights up Jupiter/Neptune: BEWARE (BE AWARE OF) ILLUSIONS!

I talked with podmate Rebecca for a while around dinnertime this evening, outside, sitting in the Green Acres Lounge — we were going to discuss what needs to be done around here (Virgo) and ended up discussing our dreams (Pisces) … Continue reading

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Minnesota Boundary Waters: Threats, Polarization, and Amazing Activism

For an even wider view: It’s long been clear to me that unless we humans remember our love for this beautiful planet, we will not be moved to take action to preserve and protect her. Yet personal contact with pristine … Continue reading

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Multi-purpose refugee “tent”: BRILLIANT DESIGN!

So excited to see human imagination put to work for transformation. Via Korrine. A SUSTAINABLE TENT THAT COLLECTS RAINWATER, FOLDS UP FOR EASY TRANSPORT AND STORES SOLAR ENERGY? SOUNDS VISIONARY, RIGHT? BUT THIS IS THE INVENTION OF JORDANIAN-CANADIAN ARCHITECT, DESIGNER … Continue reading

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The FIRE this time.

I’d agree with everything in this article except the title. We DO care. We are in shock. Everything is on fire and no one cares Image via Keith, from oneearth.org.    

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