The "Grappling With Growth" issue of Sept. 5 was the best yet, albeit downright despairing. I've been traveling around the West, up and down, back and forth, for almost 20 years and have yet to find a community that really had a clue as to what was happening to it.
Quite frankly, the philosophical concept of privately owned "land" is one of the root causes of the problem. Nothing will change until we, as a society, come to realize and fervently believe that the land doesn't belong to us; we belong to the land. And, as Ed Marston pointed out in his essay, much misery awaits us until this issue is resolved.
Ramon, a stalwart of the anti-logging Cove/Mallard Coalition, describes himself as an "overage mutant gonzo dingbat."
- Stuart Hurlbert on On those who live and die along the border
- Larry Glickfeld on Trekking across Colorado’s fragmented wildernesses
- Yue Li on On those who live and die along the border
- Shelley Stallings on Photos: Diving for delicacies
- Mark York on Getting over the ‘taboo’ in a gun-rights conversation