Second Thoughts

The Dumping Ground

“The world has enough for everybody’s need, but not enough for one person’s greed.”- Gandhi When did mankind become so entitled as to use and abuse what has been here long before us? Ramachandra Guha wrote in his book, Environmentalism: A Global History, “Nature became a source of cheap raw material as well as a… Read More The Dumping Ground

Gary Snyder

The Wild Whale

Photos by Molly M Linn “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” The necessity to bridge the gap between civilization and the wild has never been more prevalent to me, until Jun 12, 2016. My grandmother, mother, and I took a trip to Ireland a couple years ago. We had a rental… Read More The Wild Whale

Linda Hogan


“I looked all around me at the foreign world I’d entered by way of a letter, an envelope, and a stamp.” I have spent many years studying literature. I have read King and felt frightened. I have read Sparks and had my heart-string tugged. But Linda Hogan’s novel, Solar Storms presented an unfamiliar foreign feeling.… Read More Scarred

Wendell Berry

Surviving the Disintegration

Culture: “the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.” Wendell Berry’s The Unsettling of America shows the disintegration of culture and agriculture; two things that must exist together to exist well.  We are living in the era of modernization in which humans have manifested a way to run the art of agriculture… Read More Surviving the Disintegration