Why some people deny the obvious and how it affects the rest of us.

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The wild says what words cannot say

Sunrise on Stratton Pond


It has nothing to do with being civilized.

Rock art by the Cederberg San in South Africa. Photo by Don Pinnock on Unsplash.


Climate change is easy to deny until it’s in your face

Cotton Brook landslide


The inevitability of death and what that implies

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Natural selection is much more than the survival of the fittest.

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Groping for meaning in a world we cannot fully comprehend

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Walt McLaughlin

Philosopher of wildness, writing about the divine in nature, being human, and backcountry excursions.

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