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This Morning . . .

This morning, I wrote my mom because in her last email she asked me about my writing which she doesn't normally do.  My return email to her became a rather lengthy letter in which I outlined the history of my present writing project.  In doing so, I realized that my mom doesn't hardly know anything about the last 25 years of my life because she and my dad have been so involved in their own endeavors and disinterested in mine.  It's the classic complaint of all adult children against their…


Added by Dale Tucker on September 10, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Photo essay - A Trip to Olympus

A Trip to Olympus

The link is to a wordpress blog with the 8 chapters of a photo essay i did awhile back.

Added by John Harrington on August 29, 2015 at 0:31 — 2 Comments


Earth Collaborative Art; Earth pigments, beeswax, & plant materials and Wholistic Wellness Counsel, a humanistic and evolutionary counsel, with people in their lives and enfolding with their needs by applying diet, herbs, exercise and personal spiritual lifestyle choices...…


Added by Greg Patch on August 28, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Endless Summer on Rainier

Endless Summer on Rainier

This is a link to a blog i posted on wordpress about a trip to the Summerland area of Mt Rainier National Park (US Pacific Northwest).  It includes a bit of amateur glaciology.

Added by John Harrington on August 21, 2015 at 19:05 — No Comments

A Sign of Our Dystopian Times...

In a world without hope, we can only mope....

And bay at the waning moon...


Welcome to Dismaland

Weston-Super-Mare, England (CNN) The seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare in south-west England is chilled…


Added by Monica E. Craver on August 20, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Why use the Wildism.org version of 'Industrial Society and Its Future' (Unabomber Manifesto)?

From Wildism.org:

There are lots of version of Industrial Society and Its Future (ISAIF) available online. Why use the Wildism.org version?

For paragraphs, just add "hashtag + 'par' + paragraph…


Added by John F. Jacobi on August 9, 2015 at 0:43 — No Comments

Tribute To Joan Armatrading

Added by Nicholas Leslie on August 2, 2015 at 22:22 — No Comments



Added by DrP on July 23, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Uncivilised Birding Dao & Zen - Rewilding

Over the past thirty years I've led my share of globalised birding nature tours across fantastic far flung places. Yet the more liberating and educational of life's moments have often been in wonderful…


Added by James Alan Wolstencroft on July 14, 2015 at 16:10 — No Comments

Morning Blush

I awakened one morning

at an unseemly, dark and early hour

and, for some reason,

arose to shake the sleep from my head

and take a walk outside…


Where to my awestruck wonder,

I beheld the pink, peach, pastel blush

of morning’s light

gently transcending

the sparking clear darkness

of the star canopy

in the clear, dark moonless sky.


The breathtaking pastels

reflected, refracted…


Added by thom prentice on July 11, 2015 at 20:27 — No Comments

A Beginning

Below is a journal entry I wrote back in April.  I think it explains why I feel at home as a Mountaineer.

8 April 2015

I hear words which are not yet words.  They are language as if heard through a wall - unintelligible but expressive.  Their music sounds like something I should understand if only they were articulated in my presence.

He who speaks tells a story, utters a mystery, offers an adventure…


Added by Dale Tucker on July 11, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

... what ever happened to the rainbow ...?

The Great American Dream only will thrive in grounds

 of flexibility and change -- not stagnant solutions

 and patented mandates confining imagination/

 creativity -- binding spirit/soul in oppressive

 thickets and bogs of excessive self-interest

 where lifewinds/waters cannot freely flow.

 The whole earth is in motion.  How can we be otherwise?!

 More upheaval is pending:  hurricanes, tornadoes,

 floods, tsunamis, volcanoes, fires,…


Added by k. allen on July 5, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Revolutionary Importance of Science: A Response to Alex Gorrion

From The Wildernist:

Editors note: This essay, written by one of our magazine editors, articulates why scientific thinking is an important tool for individuals and groups hoping to do something about the havoc industry has wrought. Several times it mentions a "revolutionary ecological analysis," a reference to the budding …


Added by John F. Jacobi on June 17, 2015 at 22:57 — No Comments

Creatures of the Earth

........from the Chapel Hill Newspaper, Opinions, May 29, 2015

Creatures of the Earth

Homo sapiens sapiens is a part of – not apart from – all life and the Earth, having evolved here as has every other form of living thing, human beings arrogantly and mistakenly see ourselves as altogether different, separate and superior. This view of humankind is illusory. Our fate and…


Added by Steven Earl Salmony on May 31, 2015 at 20:28 — No Comments

Episode 7: In the dust of this planet

In The Dust Of This Planet…


Added by Raphael on May 21, 2015 at 21:50 — No Comments

My little boat, Swimming in debris of worlds Woven from songs and dreams of this world Doesn't seem to be worth Despite all of my fears and hopes. So what, May this path be full of storms Drawing me …

My little boat,
Swimming in debris of worlds
Woven from songs and dreams of this world
Doesn't seem to be worth
Despite all of my fears and hopes.
So what,
May this path be full of storms
Drawing me deep to the depth of my soul,
Through the rain and the rainbows.
In my little boat woven of rhythm and words of this colorful world.

I will seal off in my little boat
And that is what it worth
And my boat does worth a lot. Continue

Added by Lana Samuel on March 28, 2015 at 1:07 — No Comments

Dealing with the despair?

Lately I seem to be having a lot of discussions both online and in person about hope (or lack of) and karma. 

Personally I don't believe in karma, I think it is just a "fairytale" we tell ourselves to assuage our powerlessness and our guilt that we have resigned that power and are not taking even the actions which we could. When you look around, the "bad guys" have won and we are all complicit.  Where is the karma? 

I suppose this grows out of my despair, I see no happy ending…


Added by Chris Dumont on March 22, 2015 at 21:51 — 2 Comments

From FC Journal to The Wildernist: What's New?

Lots of things have changed around here, from our name to our editorial philosophy. Here's a list of the changes:

Our name
You've probably already noticed, but we aren't FC Journal anymore. We're now going by The Wildernist. This name is much clearer to the passer-by, and it gets to the heart of our concern: more wilderness and wild things.
Our logo
We never really had one to begin with, but from now on our symbol will be the…

Added by John F. Jacobi on March 15, 2015 at 12:06 — No Comments

Unpsychology and soul-making

Unpsychology and Soul making

You can find a new post on this subject at the new Unpsychology publication on Medium. Its a reflection on the kinds of psychology and therapy we might need and…


Added by Steve Thorp on February 20, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Riddle One

pre amble

I'm posting ! 

The significance of that announcement can be found in a comment I posted on Steve Thorpe's page when we became…


Added by Angela Noelle on February 7, 2015 at 18:36 — No Comments

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