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Garmin eTrex 20

Minding the Earth, Mending the Planet: Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis

Night Sky


Berry's Drawing

Lovely sketch that Berry Brosi (now Dr. Berry Brosi) drew for a workshop that I gave in 1999 at the Instituto de Ecología in Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO. Shows clearly, step by step, how to make a dendrometer band (see How to Make Dendrometer Bands). Beautiful illustration (thx, Silvia, for digging this up). [NOTE: Wonder if Dr. Brosi is still drawing?] 


First Thoughts on a Nam Sabi VMA

A glimpse at Myint Myint Oo's (see Collaboration) fieldbook showing the potential layout of a Village Management Area and a basecamp outside of Nam Sabi (see Nam Sa Bi VMA, Tiger Tracks, and Stake 14). Fun to see this, because I remember the initial conversations, and the questions, and the doubts, and now the whole thing has been laid out and inventoried and has become an interesting (and hopefiully auspicious) piece of recent history for the village. [NOTE: More than you would ever want to know about the establishment of the Village Management Area at Na Sabi is contained here (CBNRM5.pdf), in the report of field activities submitted to the Myanmar Department of Forestry]. 


Minions in Oaxaca

Nice collection of minions for sale in the Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, in Oaxaca. Probably about time to do some more work with Drs. Purata and Gerez on the tree-growth study (see Growth Bands in Comaltepec). Would love to visit Oaxaca again.


Work In Progress

Doing some renovations in Elysa's office. Have ripped out the drop ceiling and replaced it with embossed tin panels. Just finished pulling up the yucky old linoleum and am looking forward to laying down the Canadian red oak flooring that we got. Can't wait to try the pneumatic nail gun. [NOTE: I realize that the image above shows none of my work. Thought the line of tools made a nice still life.  I'll post a picture after I finish the floor].


Wu Kang and the Katsura Trees

This, from the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Entitled "Wu Kang on His Way to Fell the Katsura Trees on the Moon", a beautiful color woodcut by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, (1839 - 1892) from the Meiji Period in Japan. [NOTE: Just a thought, but this woodcut would make a terrific t-shirt. I mean, really, what forester wouldn't love this].