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Why Beauty Matters

August 13, 2016 - Train Cars, Rudyard, Mississippi, 2016 Ours is an age that has come to think of beauty and art as luxuries easily done...
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On Pine Needles and Politics

July 28, 2016 - Toadstool and Pine Needles, 2013 In My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), John Muir offers the following account of ske...
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On the Danger of Poets and Noble Lies

July 12, 2016 - Poet, Minstrel, Muse, 2016 The shadow of Plato's Republic falls long across the imagination of western philosophy, theo...
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Of Dandelions

July 06, 2016 - The Point, Morro Rock, 2016 In his wonderful book, From Nature to Creation, theologian Norman Wirzba maintains that "ho...
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Spilled Beauty

June 23, 2016 - Surf at Moonstone Beach, 2016 "… [W]hatever is and whatever comes to be, is and comes to be on account of the beautiful...
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Photographing Things "For What They Are and for What Else They Are"

October 12, 2014 - The great mystically minded photographer Minor White claimed that "one should not only photograph things for what they a...
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