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The Epiphanies of Driving on Country Roads

The Epiphanies of Driving on Country Roads

Photo by Jan Canty on Unsplash. The Epiphanies of Driving on Country Roads The allure of the world in its natural state is a call to slow down, take the road less traveled, and be present. Road trips. They’re as much a part of summer as beach umbrellas and s’mores...

Was Evolution on Earth Probable?

Was Evolution on Earth Probable?

Was Evolution on Earth Probable? On Earth, the sense of sight evolved in response to light, particularly to reflected light.Was (and is) that evolution inevitable? No. Is it probable? Yes, and the evidence is that we know the eye evolved independently in many...

What is Value?

What is Value?

What Is Value?Money doesn't grow on trees is a belief we are given whilst very young.  It tells the story of having to ‘work for the man’ rather than work with nature. This old belief system couldn't be more wrong, if I look around me at abundance I see money on trees...

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer Laura Emerson Alaskauu1.blogspot.com Alaskauu1.substack.com Log Cabin Reflections Kindle book on Amazon about her life off-grid in a remote part of Alaska   The most urban of urbanites, who would not be caught dead beyond the highways and high...

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....

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. ...

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...

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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