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Attended SUNY at Buffalo
Lives in Joshua Tree, CA
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Wildlife advocates say the federal government is kowtowing to cow-country business interests in deciding not to list the Mono Basin sage grouse as Threatened.
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At  At just after 3:30 pm this afternoon my yard was hit by either a very large dust devil or a very small tornado. It lifted this heavy, glass and metal table and flipped it: when I drank my coffee out there this morning it was on the other side of the…
At At just after 3:30 pm this afternoon my yard was hit by either a very large dust devil or a very small tornado. It lifted this heavy, glass and metal table and flipped it: when I drank...
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Mendocino County, on California's North Coast, has decided to hold off on renewing a contract with a controversial federal agency that kills predators and other animals.
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  Novelist Jonathan Franzen walked up to a hornet's nest and hit it with a baseball bat in his recent New Yorker essay "Carbon Capture," which you should read. Go ahead. I'll wait. It's a long...
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It should be enough for any life, a moment like this the high clouds forming and dispersing as I watch through a canopy of cottonwood leaves, caterpillar-laced and bee leaf-cut male desert orangetips rapt in their pretty duels a couple miles down Big…
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We have better, more solid data on planets outside our solar system than we do on eagle mortalities at wind energy plants in California. Why is that?
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The most recent discoveries in a 19-year study of bobcats in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills may not rewrite the science books, but they are hecka cute.
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  Actually, here’s what you really ought to do if you encounter a mountain lion. And if you were following the saga of puma P22 in a crawl space in Los Feliz and wondered what you could do to help pumas in Southern California, check out and support this…
  Actually, here's what you really ought to do if you encounter a mountain lion. And if you were following the saga of puma P22 in a crawl space in Los Feliz and wondered what you could do to ...
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I’ve been thinking a lot about propagating plants. I miss it. I have spent so much of my time over the last twenty years collecting ideas into different shapes and then putting them out on the Idea Network, getting rapt over some ideas and getting angry…
I've been thinking a lot about propagating plants. I miss it. I have spent so much of my time over the last twenty years collecting ideas into different shapes and then putting them out on the Idea...
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  Novelist Jonathan Franzen walked up to a hornet’s nest and hit it with a baseball bat in his recent New Yorker essay “Carbon Capture,” which you should read. Go ahead. I’ll wait. It’s a longish piece, but that’s fine. I’ll go make a sandwich. Back? When…
  Novelist Jonathan Franzen walked up to a hornet's nest and hit it with a baseball bat in his recent New Yorker essay "Carbon Capture," which you should read. Go ahead. I'll wait. It's a long...
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From help upgrading your appliances to subsidies for lawn removal to potential fines for overuse of water, life in California may change quite a bit after Governor Brown's emergency Executive Order this week. And those changes extend to politics and environmental law.
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I drove a few days back, with a friend I had not seen for years, through the Pinto Basin and into the Chuckwalla Valley. She drove, which afforded me an unusual chance. Living alone except for Heart I am usually the one behind the wheel. On Saturday I had…
I drove a few days back, with a friend I had not seen for years, through the Pinto Basin and into the Chuckwalla Valley. She drove, which afforded me an unusual chance. Living alone except for Hear...
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Work
Occupation
Writer/Editor
Employment
  • KCET
    Editor, 2014 - present
  • KCET
    Freelance writer, 2011 - 2014
  • Desert Biodiversity
    Director, 2011 - 2011
  • Desert Protective Council
    Writer/Editor/Webguy/Photographer, 2011
  • Earth Island Institute, Verde Media, Ecology Center
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Currently
Joshua Tree, CA
Previously
Palm Springs, CA - Buffalo, NY - Pinole, CA - Berkeley, CA - Oakland, CA - Nipton, CA - Arlington, VA - Los Angeles, CA - Richmond, CA - Penn Yan, NY - Ovid, NY
Story
Tagline
Nature & environment writer, desert conservation advocate, occasionally notorious blogger.
Introduction
Passionate solitudinous desert lover. See Coyote Crossing at http://coyot.es/crossing for more.
Bragging rights
I was given a fancy certificate for perfect attendance in first grade. I have discovered an homeopathic cure for existential misery, but it requires a broad desert valley full of sun-warmed Artemisia tridentata. When James Watt was US Secretary of the Interior I persuaded him to use organic pest control methods in his garden. At age eight my parents handed me over to a band of Hungarian priests who ran a mysterious "school" where the pedagogy involved sitars, wine and lasers. I have smuggled Buddha statues across state lines to deliver them to fugitive members of the American Indian Movement. I firmly believe Thai sweet chili sauce is the only acceptable condiment for use on Tater Tots.
Education
  • SUNY at Buffalo
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