Friday, November 15, 2013


A map of every nuclear explosion in the history of the species: here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On writing

"As we understand it, the surest way to make a living by the pen is to raise pigs."

                               - Robert Elliot Gonzales, Poems and Paragraphs 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gobble Gobble

Well, it's that time again! This year's crop of Ecotone turkeys are ready for Thanksgiving! 
We are now accepting reservations on the fifteen or so turkeys left. Click on the link below to sign-up, or email C.J. at


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Socialized Tree

"Liberty of each bough to seek its own livelihood and happiness according to its needs, by irregularities of action both in its play and its work, either stretching out to get its required nourishment from light and rain, by finding some sufficient breathing-place among the other branches, or knotting and gathering itself up to get strength for any load which its fruitful blossoms may lay upon it, and for any stress of its storm-tossed luxuriance of leaves; or playing hither and thither as the fitful sunshine may tempt its young shoots, in their undecided states of mind about their future life.

Imperative requirement of each bough to stop within certain limits, expressive of its kindly fellowship and fraternity with the boughs in its neighborhood; and to work with them according to its power, magnitude, and state of health, to bring out the general perfectness of the great curve, and circumferent stateliness of the whole tree."

John Ruskin, The Elements of Drawing, Letter III, sec. 215