Portrait of Living Wind

A century ago this month, the world’s last passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) died in the Cincinnati Zoo, long after the last passenger pigeon had been seen in the wild. The passenger pigeon, once populous beyond imagining, took only a century to disappear. It seems that more than one factor was responsible for the population decline and how…

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High Winds, Low Tide

One of my favorite diversions is finding strange words and terms that could have a multiplicity of applications, whatever the actual definition might be. ‘Circumglobal teleconnection’ is one I have just added to my list. Circumglobal teleconnection (CGT) seems like it could describe anything from a global spirit séance to a single long line of…

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