Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Art of the Raft

Two summer steelhead I caught on a raft trip
Thanks to Northwest Fishing Reports for publishing my article "The Art of the Raft."

Tomorrow morning I will be back in Washington and Oregon chasing fall chinook, coho, and summer steelhead!

On Sept. 28, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., you may want to attend a free event "Our Marine Resources Facing Climate Change" at Red Lion Hotel Conference Room, 221 N. Lincoln Street, Port Angeles. The event is sponsored by the Clallam Marine Resources Committee, and Olympic Climate Action. To understand why this matters, watch this four and a half minute video on ocean acidification.

I'm looking forward to the Blue River Writers Gathering September 30th at the HJ Andrews Forest near Blue River, Oregon.

I am grateful to the UCSD Faculty Climate Change Workgroup for the following educational resources:

1)  This is an existing online library of climate change curriculum geared for an undergraduate audience; 2)  This is part of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carlton College which is well respected for undergraduate course content; and 3) This UC document, Bending the Curve – 10 scalable solutions to climate change, was released as part of the UC carbon neutrality initiative. 

I am grateful to Thomas Berry for his quote:

“Our relationship with the earth involves something more than pragmatic use, academic understanding, or aesthetic appreciation. A truly human intimacy with the earth and with the entire natural world is needed. Our children should be properly introduced to the world in which they live.” (“Human Presence,” in The Dream of the Earth, 13).

I imagine those most responsible for destabilizing climate would pause and reflect if they shared this "intimacy."

Friday, September 2, 2016

Last Day Fish

Right before I left Washington and Oregon to teach creative writing in San Diego, a summer steelie ignited my spinner.