Category Archives: Environmental

Filling a gap

We live in a gorgeous spot on a beautiful planet that teeters at a tipping point. Human-caused problems threaten land and sea environments everywhere. Problems like global warming, ocean acidification, and public lands mismanagement. Many of the problems persist because … Continue reading

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Bad Romance?

Originally posted on Committed to the Quest:
Cliven Bundy rides his horse waving the American flag. He’s a Fox News hero who refused to pay fees and fines for illegally grazing his cows on federal lands for 20 years and…

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Two Good Men

Two men stand silhouetted against an  sublime sunset, scholars perhaps, contemplating their place in the cosmos.  Such is the cover image,suggested by author Scott Abbott, by 19th -century German Romantic landscape painter, Caspar David Friedrich.  Friedrich’s paintings characteristically set a … Continue reading

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House of Western Lit and Literature and the Environment

The news that J.K. Rowling’s latest fiction title had sold only 500 copies in the months it was out before the word leaked that she was the author using a pseudonym left us feeling a strange mix of hope and … Continue reading

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THP is a One Year Old!

Torrey House Press was one year old last month.  We got our first book out, Crooked Creek by Maximilian Werner, and it is a hit with the literary critic types.  It has been less so with the paying public and … Continue reading

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The Earth has a Soul

Last week while I was reading  Meredith Sabini’s The Earth has a Soul, C.G. Jung on Nature, Technology & Modern Life, Apple Inc. became the world’s most valuable company, surpassing Exxon in total market capitalization.  A friend pointed this fact … Continue reading

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Enter the Anthropocene

The cover of The Economist this week announces the beginning of a new geologic era, the Anthropocene, “the recent age of man.”  Geologists carve time periods into epochs, eras and aeons, each with unique and defining characteristics.  Our most recent … Continue reading

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