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“Whether we consciously acknowledge that we are part of this natural world that we live in or not, we are part of the natural world. We can not live, any of us, without acknowledging that.”

–Rina Swentzell

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Occupy. Immerse. Inhabit.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in blog | Comments Off

By Page Lambert (As originally published on her blog on June 25th, 2013) I want to get better at inhabiting, at occupying my landscape, moment by moment – like the otter below inhabits hers. Almost completely immersed. I want to know intimately the physical world where the outer story of my life takes place. After all, isn’t this where our thoughts feel most at home? How is storytelling any different? “Writing the outer story is a matter of sending yourself on the journey, sending yourself through the moment to find the new thing...

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Thinking Like a Watershed Book Reading and Signing

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in blog | Comments Off

Title: Thinking Like a Watershed Book Reading and SigningLocation: Bookmans, 1520 S Riordan Ranch St., Flagstaff, AZ, 86001Link out: Click hereDescription: Join Jack Loeffler and Celestia Loeffler as they share and sign their recently published book, “Thinking Like a Watershed.” The event will be held at Bookmans bookstore in Flagstaff from 1pm-3pm and is FREE to the public. The arid landscape of the southwest has supported many cultures for millenia. Thinking Like a Watershed celebrates this fact and brings together the writings...

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Thinking Like a Watershed Reading and Book Signing

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in blog | Comments Off

Title: Thinking Like a Watershed Reading and Book SigningLocation: Antigone Bookstore, 411 N 4th Ave, Tucson, ArizonaLink out: Click hereDescription: Join Jack Loeffler, Celestia Loeffler, Gary Paul Nabhan as they share and sign their book, “Thinking Like a Watershed.” The event will begin at 7pm Friday, May 24th and is FREE to the public. The arid landscape of the southwest has supported many cultures for millenia. Thinking Like a Watershed celebrates this fact and brings together the writings of authors who “have spent a...

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Book Signing and Panel Discussion: What Will Restore Westerners’ Bond with the Land?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in blog | Comments Off

Title: Book Signing and Panel Discussion: What Will Restore Westerners’ Bond with the Land?Location: Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87501Link out: Click hereDescription: In “The Land: Our Gift and Wild Hope,” Rae Marie Taylor recounts the many ways the West has lost the “sacred.” The book mourns the loss of what she refers to with a buy cialis traditional Hisp buy amoxicillin anic reference—the spirit of querencia—our basic allure to home (the earth) that “runs deep…in our...

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Water in the West: Panel Discussion

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in blog | Comments Off

Title: Water in the West: Panel DiscussionLocation: Western Folklife Center, Elko, NVLink out: Click hereDescription: Panel discu Basta De Hemorroides – 100% De Comisión! ssion on Water in the West with John Ehrmann, Lisa Hamilton, Jack Loeffler, Bill Zeedyk from 10‐11:30am. Part canadian viagra of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Free to the public, Pass not required. For more buy sildenafil online information visit http://www.westernfolklife.orgStart Time: 10:00Date: 2013-02-02End Time: 11:30...

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LUCA’s Dream

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in blog | Comments Off

By Jack Loeffler © 2012 (As seen in the Greenfire Times) The Earth has circled around the Sun about three-and-a-half billion times since that special molecule evolved within the primordial milieu that characterized our planet some 10 billion or so solar years after our Universe blasted into being. This tiny dot of RNA was equipped with a genome. It could replicate itself. It was alive. It was LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor of all life that has spanned time on our now-living planet Earth. We, as the human species, retain elements of...

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Responding to Instability

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Voices from the Land | Comments Off

by Jack Loeffler © 2012 (As seen in the Greenfire Times) Part Three of a “Conceptual Trilogy” Consider this. We became who we are as a species around 200,000 years ago responding to some greater urge to evolve that prevails within the biotic community. By the end of the Pleistocene, we practiced a time-honored hunter-gatherer lifestyle relying on our individual and collective wit to survive by reaping the bounty offered by the flow of Nature. The whole of our planet was a wilderness where sometimes we ourselves provided a wholesome meal...

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Decentralization and Coherence

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Voices from the Land | Comments Off

By Jack Loeffler © 2012 (As seen in the Greenfire...

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Seeking Coherence

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Voices from the Land | Comments Off

by Jack Loeffler © 2012 (As seen in the Greenfire...

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