Natural history teaches us how rapidly and irrevocably the world can change -- a fact we should bear in mind as we enter the new, human-dominated era some scientists call the Anthropocene.
by Stephen Trimble,
May 31, 2012
A close encounter with a deer head on the wall of an inn leads to musings on death, immortality, ancient Egypt, Lenin and Trigger the Wonder Horse.
by Andy Seiple,
Dec 22, 2011
The crumbling remains of a man named J. Thomas have a
story to tell about life and death in the northern Colorado in the
by Laura Pritchett,
Mar 20, 2006
People should be less worried about the allegedly dire predictions of the Mayan Calendar, and concentrate on making the next year better, since we’re all on earth for a limited time anyway.
by Alan Kesselheim,
Dec 01, 2011
In her new collection of essays, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, Kathleen Dean Moore writes her way to the knowledge that "sorrow is part of the Earth's great cycles."
by Chérie Newman,
Mar 20, 2011
The author remembers a long-ago hike up Pikes Pike with
her mother, who later died having no memory of that hike, or of her
by Diane Sylvain,
Sep 18, 2006
Laina Corazon Coit and her brother, Rick Chase, want to
create Colorado’s first natural burial ground and wildlife
refuge on the eastern prairie
by Jennie Lay,
Oct 30, 2006
A woman and her son say their final goodbyes to a friend
who committed suicide.
by Kathleen Dean,
Sep 17, 2007
It seems romantic to die alone in the wild, until you begin to lose the people you love
by Ana Maria Spagna ,
Jun 12, 2009
All over the West, white roadside crosses and spontaneous,
humble shrines mark the holy sites where the souls of human beings
have left this world
by Brian Doyle,
Apr 17, 2006