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Eastern Woodlands Fusion
The North Country
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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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Published under Fair Use Our Land by Langston Hughes We should have a land of sun, Of gorgeous sun, And a land of fragrant water Where the twilight is a soft bandanna handkerchief Of rose and gold, And not this land Where life is cold. We should have a land of trees, Of tall thick trees, Bowed down with chattering... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Published under Fair Use. TOPICS:Biochemistry Catalysts Energy Green Energy Photosynthesis Plant Science Popular Purdue University By PURDUE UNIVERSITY JUNE 15, 2021 Humans can do lots of things that plants can’t do. We can walk around, we can talk, we can hear and see and touch. But plants have one major advantage over humans: They can make energy directly from the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Chevy Volt at Charging Station from Wikipedia Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the way. Just as the printing press supplanted illuminated manuscripts, the automobile displaced the horse, electronic communication replaced communicating by post, digital imaging superseded both traditional photography and cinematic film, electric vehicles--be they cars or trucks--will replace fossil fuel driven vehicles in the next few decades. EVs are... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
Published under fair use. Ode to the Sun by Eloise Bibb Thompson How many scenes, O sun, Hast thou not shone upon! How many tears, O light, Have dropped before thy sight! How many heart-felt sighs, How many piercing cries, How many deeds of woe, Dost thy bright light not know! How many broken hearts, That are pierced by sorrow’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Right-Wing COVID-19 Response Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Published with permission of the author. Heather Cox Richardson;s Letters from an American July 26, 2020 Reality is disrupting the ideology of today’s Republican Party. For a generation, Republicans have tried to unravel the activist government under which Americans have lived since the 1930s, when Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a government that regulated business, provided a basic social safety... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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Published under fair use from Poets.org. Hope by Alice Dunbar-Nelson - 1875-1935 Wild seas of tossing, writhing waves, A wreck half-sinking in the tortuous gloom; One man clings desperately, while Boreas raves, And helps to blot the rays of moon and star, Then comes a sudden flash of light, which gleams on shores afar. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at The Eastern Woodlands Fusion
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