This article was published in High Country News. There had been such a racket, just moments ago. We were gathered at the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge to witness the sandhill crane migration, and we heard the birds before we saw them. They cooed and clucked over our heads as the sun slipped toward the distant … Continue reading The arresting quiet of a crane migration in Washington
This essay was published on HistoryLink. John Beal used to say that he and the Green-Duwamish River were one. Indeed, his life seemed intrinsically tied to it and, in particular, to a forgotten creek that followed a degraded course through his neighborhood in South Seattle. Soon after returning home from the war in Vietnam -- a … Continue reading John Beal (1950-2006)
This article was published by the Atlantic's CityLab. By early spring, Seattleites are over the rain. Winter is a very long, very gray tunnel, during which the city sees most of its annual 150 wet days. This is not surprising for anyone familiar with the Emerald City. What is surprising, though, is that a place … Continue reading Seattle Thinks It Knows Rain. Climate Change Begs to Differ.