Items by David Oates
The unexpected loveliness of the song of the varied thrush reminds the author that the birds are on the move, driven by climate change.
David Oates ranges from the Sierra Nevada to Aix-en-Provence as he considers the particular qualities that make a place worth living in.
A teacher asks his students and the rest of us to imagine: What would the world be like if we had the courage to use our imaginations?
We are all, too much of the time, captives of the wreck and the mistake. Can’t take our eyes off it, can’t stop thinking about it, can’t stop picking that scab. We slide into our merely negative identity — defined by what we refuse...
In today’s surrealistic world, where language exists only to sell things, barren desert suburbs have names like "Lake Forest" and "WillowDale," while a graveyard is called "Pleasant Valley Cemetery."
- Grand Canyon superintendent retires after harassment investigation
- Who’s cutting illegal ski trails in the Santa Fe National Forest?
- Note to politicians: Don’t mess with fishing access in Montana
- Mapping the large-scale loss of natural areas in the West
- West Coast cities sue Monsanto to pay for chemical cleanup
- Frank Kinder on My low-impact life
- Sari Sommarstrom on Will the feds change course on Columbia River management?
- Mark Rozman on As delisting looms, grizzly advocates prepare for a final face-off
- Michael Weeks on Who’s cutting illegal ski trails in the Santa Fe National Forest?
- John Q. Citizen on Will the feds change course on Columbia River management?