Category Archives: quote

Cogs & Wheels

” If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”

— Aldo Leopold


A Test: Two Beers & a Puppy

By: Ross McCammon, From: Works Well With Others

I can work with this.


Explorers

1895 Map of Alaska

“Explorers are not, perhaps, the most promising people with whom to build a society. Indeed, some might say that explorers become explorers precisely because they have a streak of unsociability and a need to remove themselves at regular intervals as far as possible from their fellow men.”

A member of the Royal Geographical Society


Maybe just a tad anti-social…


Happy 120, Sig


January Observation:

Special thanks to the Aldo Leopold Foundation


Ancient Rhythms


Autumn fireweed

“When one finally arrives at
the point where schedules are
forgotten, and becomes immersed
in ancient rhythms, one begins
to live.”

— Sig Olson


Soul Shine


The Lagoon Nebula, Photo Credit: NASA, Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.”
— Plato


Time to travel

“I struck the board and cry’d ‘No more;
I will abroad’.
What, shall I ever sign and pine?
My life and lines are free; free as the road,
Loose as the wind.”
— George Herbert (1593-1633)


“Don’t let the same dog bite you twice.”
— Chuck Berry