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Nature’s Mathematics

Nature’s Mathematics

The Golden Ratio, Fibonacci, & Nature’s Spirals – 5-28-24   The real world is beautiful to our senses, mathematics is beautiful to our thinking, and each type of apprehension enhances the beauty of the other – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts....

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RNA Newsletter – May 2024

RNA Newsletter – May 2024

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RNA Newsletter – April 2024

RNA Newsletter – April 2024

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Landscape

Landscape

Landscapes evolve over seasons, centuries, and eons.   I live in a valley shaped by glaciers that flowed sinuously down from the peaks of the Alaska Range 200 miles north of me.  We can estimate the glaciers’ thickness by the mountains on either side of the valley. ...

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Log Cabin Reflections

Since 2011, Laura Emerson and her husband have lived in a wood heated, off-grid log cabin… with an outhouse, in Alaska. It is accessible only by float plane, ski plane or snowmachine (snowmobile), because there are no roads within 40 miles. The full time population of...

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The Art of Noticing

The Art of Noticing

Spring has arrived in the northeast. In latitudes where four seasons are distinct, each with its own color palette, symphony of sounds, and visible changes in the landscape, the arrival of spring can be watched day by day if one has the patience to notice. This is my...

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Aurora Borealis: A Symphony of Light

Aurora Borealis: A Symphony of Light

Blog  Aurora Borealis Laura Emerson Alaskauu1.blogspot.com Alaskauu1.substack.com Book:  Log Cabin Reflections, Kindle, Amazon $5   For several decades, I lived in Houston, TX, latitude 31.  When I moved to Alaska, latitude 61, almost everything was different, of...

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Nature’s Abundance in Wild Alaska

Nature’s Abundance in Wild Alaska

Despite Two More Feet of Snow, Spring has Sprung Although our land is still blanketed by 2 feet of snow and the lake remains frozen, spring has sprung this week.  How do I know? One clue is the first of many flocks of migrating geese and one, lone sandhill crane...

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Meditation Basics

Meditation Basics

While Religious Naturalists may or may not meditate, for many, meditation is an important lifelong practice. This article by J.X. Mason is presented here for those interested in knowing more about the topic. Meditation is paying sustained attention to some event,...

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