With a Wild Surmise

EcolaTillamook Head was the southern-most reach along the Oregon coast of Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery in 1806. Captain Clark came in search of a beached whale and called the view here “the grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever surveyed.”ecolaimg_0897This is now Ecola State Park. The sea-stacks in the distance are off the town of Cannon Beach.img_0911We arrived in the rain, left in the sun. A sign warned us of cougars. Melanitta perspicillataA couple of Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) were diving in what seemed like very shallow water.

It’s a beautiful country. We got to defend it against the sheer ugliness uniting in Trumpism’s demagogic authoritarianism. Quel figlio di un Berlusconi. Basta!

I found this article most helpfulThe next four years will test our country—and our movement—like nothing else we have seen in our lifetimes. Welcome to the fight.”

And here’s Van Jones with some necessary and positive things to say, not least on the differences between right-wing populists and the corporate conservatives who make up the GOP elite.

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