Steve McEllistrem

The Devereaux Dilemma

Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Meditation on Weeding

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We all want the big score, even in small things. For example, we like to plant flowers or vegetables, and we want to harvest them for our table, but we don’t really want to do the little work – the … Continue reading

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Living Longer May Not Be So Great

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Bristlecone pines are the oldest trees in the world, some of them around 5,000 years old. But clonal colonies – groups of genetically identical individuals – can survive much longer than that. One such colony of quaking aspen, nicknamed Pando, … Continue reading

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Life Is a River

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We float on the surface, moving inevitably to its end. Our end. And we can move with the current or against it, crossing at times to the other side, staying at moments in eddies that swirl around obstacles, but we … Continue reading

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