Creek Running North April 2004 Archives

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April 30, 2004

Ron's got her blog up and running!

One of my oldest friends has entered the world of place-based blogging. Chris-Bob says check it out....

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April 26, 2004

Viene la mujer

La Llorona weeps in the night, the darkness wrapped around her like a shawl. "ĦAi, hijos mios!" I hear her through the open window, grief braided in the wind. Her hair is long and black. I cannot tell where she...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 09:59 PM

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Giant metal corvids

I think Paul found the garden statuary I've been looking for....

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April 25, 2004

Murphy's Law of Karma

Our neighborhood is overrun with feral cats. Yesterday, one chased Thistle across the yard, frightening the bekrishna out of him. This particular cat was a tiny kitten two years ago, one I scooped up and held in my hand at...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 10:43 AM

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April 24, 2004

This morning


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Posted by Chris Clarke at 09:40 AM

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April 22, 2004

Stained glass, stained hands

Butuki posted something in comments over on Beth's blog that I've been using as a signature in my work email: "Every day I fight against the hardening of my heart." Some days, that's a bigger fight than others. Some days,...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 02:41 PM

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April 21, 2004


I'm sorry for not being here more often the last week. I've been battling some weird unspecified illness that, while somewhat flu-like, has no particular externally manifested symptoms, Just a general queasy malaise and low energy. I'm better today, just...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 03:02 PM

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April 15, 2004

Battling my prejudices

A phone call came in a couple months ago from a student at the University of Arizona. She was working on a study of attitudes about diversity among respected environmental editors, and asked if I knew any. We chatted on...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 04:25 PM

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No event too tragic...

... that it can't be cashed in on....

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 08:12 AM

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April 12, 2004

Easter empiricism

On Good Friday, we removed the bunny's huevos. But three days later his stones did not roll back. Can someone tell me what we're doing wrong?...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 05:19 PM

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April 09, 2004

The anatomy of hypocrisy

On September 15, 1963, a terrorist bomb tore through the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four 14-year-old girls in the congregation were killed, and a horrified nation recoiled. Birmingham was one of many Southern cities beset by violent...

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April 08, 2004


When Matthew and I were in the Mojave Desert last month, we stopped at a chain diner one night for supper before finding a campsite. The diner was in the town of Mojave, which is slowly dwindling away after being...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 03:58 PM

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On the bombing of mosques

Beth says everything I wanted to say....

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April 07, 2004


Zeke and Thistle have become very close. Each afternoon I come home, scratch Zeke's head, put Thistle on the floor, open the back door, and the two of them trot out to the backyard to play together. The same...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 10:29 PM

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April 06, 2004

Animals by which I have been bitten, annotated version

I've gotten enough questions about the previous post that I figured I'd better explicate a bit. mosquito (several species), blackfly, horsefly What you're assuming here is true. I was born in Upstate New York, flying pest country. human One in...

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