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Eastern Woodlands Fusion
The North Country
Join us as we explore the vastness of the Eastern Woodlands!
Interests: Welcome to The Eastern Woodlands Fusion! I am Marc Cirigliano, editor, writer, environmental advocate and sportsman. Since my youth, I have been fascintaed with the woods and taken by the beauty of trees with all the flora and fauna in their realm. In my lifetime, though, I have seen the Woodlands struggle with extreme environmental challenges. Stay with us. Be informed, intrigued and entertained as we give you journeys into this vast region. Thank you!
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We are on a brief hiatus, but will be back in the near future. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Reprinted from Bloomberg under Fair Use. If Trump Won’t Lead the World, Others Must The White House leaves a leadership vacuum in the midst of a pandemic. By Michael R. Bloomberg April 28, 2020, 5:30 AM EDT Look elsewhere. Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg The gravest emergency to confront the U.S. in decades has fallen on the watch of a uniquely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Reprinted with permission from Letters from an American. April 27, 2020 Heather Cox Richardson Apr 28 Each morning, aides produce for the president the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), a classified report that summarizes the most important developments in security threats. Today the Washington Post reported that, beginning in early January, US intelligence agencies produced more than a dozen classified briefings... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Reprinted with gracious permission of the author and the photographer. Poem from poets.org. Photograph 061221 dry by Bruno Chalifour. Church for the Disliked Sy Hoahwah On the turnpike, the smell of a heaven made out of old barn wood from Okmulgee. Handles and rungs cut from a fat farmer’s leather belt. In the eastern counties, coffins raced uphill, moving on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Printed under Fair Use from Foreign Affairs. April 22, 2020 | View in Browser How should a Republican or a Democratic administration incorporate climate action into U.S. foreign policy? James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz, both former Republican secretaries of state, outline with Ted Halstead the undeniable strategic advantages of U.S. leadership in the global fight against climate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Biking Around Morrison, Colorado: A Photo Essay by Everett McEwan Note: Everett McEwan, a snowboard racer at the international level in NorAm, Europe Cup and FIS slalom and giant slalom events, is also a professional photographer, videographer and video producer. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Reprinted with gracious permission. Original link here. Letters from an American by Heather Cox Richardson April 19, 2020 The big news for two days has been the “protests” of state governors’ stay-at-home orders and mandatory business closings to try to contain the novel coronavirus which, as of today, has taken more than 40,000 American lives. The protests started last week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Reprinted with the author's gracious permission. Article reprinted from Cassandra's Legacy, while the original article is available in the original Italian here at Apocalottimismo. Monday, April 13, 2020 Resignation and optimism on the brink of the apocalypse Guest post by Federico Tabellini Despite the misleading title, I will not talk to you today about the coronavirus, but of that other,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Reprinted from Bloomberg under Fair Use. Politics & Policy The Virus Should Wake Up the West The job of government is to protect its citizens. The pandemic reveals that key institutions in Europe and the U.S. are no longer up to the job. By John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge April 12, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT Don’t be held back. Photographer:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Reprinted with the permission of Cassandra's Legacy. "Fate is coming back. What do we do when no choice is good?" by Jacopo Simonetta, guest contributor. Translation by Maddalena Martinez. Link to the version in Italian Friday, April 10, 2020 It is called 'triage'. It happens in the emergency departments when the influx of ill or injured patients exceeds the capacity... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Trump is trying to ban this ad about his coronavirus response so please don't share it Click here for the ad. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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... from Washington Monthly, reprinted under Fair Use. The GOP Principles That Paved the Way For Massive Suffering ‘Government is bad. Science is suspect. We can go it alone.’ by Nancy LeTourneau March 23, 2020 Image: White House/Flickr One of the critiques that is often leveled at the NeverTrumpers is that, even as they reject the current president’s words and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Observations on the Complexity of Raphael, Who Died April 6 Five Hundred Years Ago by Marc A. Cirigliano Monday April 6 this week in 2020 is the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio’s death. Raphael (1483-1520) was one of the triumvirate of great Italian High Renaissance painters, the other two being Leonardo (1452-1519) and Michelangelo (1475-1564). Contemporary sobriquets were “the marvelous”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Repinted under Fair Use. Original article here. ... from Foreiegn Affairs: The Coming Coronavirus Recession And the Uncharted Territory Beyond by Mohamed A. El-Erian March 17, 2020 The closing numbers at the New York Stock Exchange for Monday, March 16, 2020 Bryan R. Smith/The New York Times The global economy will go into recession this year. The downturn will be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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My trip home in CV19 America … by a friend of the Woodlands Through a series of circumstances too complicated to explain here, I found myself in mid-March of 2020 stuck in Arizona 2300 miles from home in upstate New York. I had driven my car out there and really needed to return home with my car, so flying home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Inside the Adirondack Blue Line by Lesia Vincent There once was a time early in our marriage when the responsibilities of child-rearing and house stewardship was not even on the horizon. The cloud of trouble lightly touched our family with my ectopic pregnancy and father-in-law’s cancer prognosis hanging in the air. Death would not visit our clan for another few... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Lake Ontario Sunset from the Irondequoit Shore by Nora Renee Nora Renee Photography Facebook Nora Renee Instagram Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Here is your up-to-date link to keep track of the CV-19 numbers and places: https://ncov2019.live/data Here is info abou the site and, yes, thank you, Avi! About Who made this website? This site was created by Avi Schiffmann. I am a high schooler in Washington State, USA. You can email me at coronaviruswebsite@gmail.com. You can find my LinkedIn here. Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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"TRAIL 01" by Bruno Chalifour As Bruno Chalifour explains, "Well, now is the time to share images and to make an effort commenting them for everyone's sake... and for a start: Brickyard Trail AKA Sandra Frankel Park (Brighton NY), March 18, 2020 modified March 22." Bruno's Flickr Page Bruno's Webpage Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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How the Mohawks Responded to Historical Plagues © by Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors. Beginning in the early 17th century illnesses such as smallpox and influenza struck the Iroquois hard.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Reprinted from The Onion under Fair Use. Top U.S. Health Experts: ‘Hold On To Your Fucking Seats Because This Bitch Hasn’t Even Thought About Starting Yet’ /12/20 2:29PM • SEE MORE:VOL 56 ISSUE 10 CORONAVIRUS STANFORD, CA—In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, top U.S. health experts warned the nation Thursday to hold onto their fucking seats, because this bitch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Reprinted with permission from the Middle East Forum. Daniel Pipes: COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories "Need to Be Refuted" by Gary C. Gambill Middle East Forum Webinar March 19, 2020 Sign up to participate in the Middle East Forum's next webinar, "Understanding Israel's Deep Changes" with Jonathan Tobin, on March 20 at 1 pm. Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes spoke to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Social Distancing at the Lake, taken today, March 19, a wonderful trilogy of photographs of Canandaigua Lake by Blanche Warner. Yes, there is beauty to be found out there, even in these times of great stress. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion