Blue Hole: Little Miami River
What is a village? A small place, yes, as wide as the world, layered with histories and stories, where you can walk wherever you want to go. In my vision of that place, a river like the Little Miami runs through it, and still water like the Blue Hole remains as transcendent as the day in 1851 when Robert Duncanson painted it.
Big Water: Lake SuperiorI’ve canoed on Lake Superior for almost as many years as I’ve been losing eyesight. I return year after year like a migrating loon to learn the other side of a slow, uncertain process that we could call “going blind.” After 35 years with the lake as my teacher, I know what lies on the other side. I call it letting go of sight. Read my essay Big Water.
Monthly Archives: October 2013
Pastor Jamie Coots holds a snake at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church of Middlesboro, Ky. [Source: NPR] Serpent Experts Try To Demystify Pentecostal Snake Handling : NPR 101813 Two weeks ago, NPR of Pentecostals in Appalachia who handle … Continue reading
Links to Michigan Radio’s Environment Report five-part series on “In Warm Water: Fish and the Changing Great Lakes” Continue reading
Antarctica Through the Eyes of Emperor Penguins – The Takeaway 100913 Due to a lapse in appropriations caused by the government shutdown, funds for certain government Antarctic research programs will be depleted by October 14, 2013. What’s it really like … Continue reading
Snake Salvation | National Geographic Channel Fall 2013 In the hills of Appalachia, Pentecostal pastors Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin struggle to keep an over-100-year-old tradition alive: the practice of handling deadly snakes in church. Jamie and Andrew believe in … Continue reading