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Great Overview
September 17, 2010 – 2:42 am | No Comment
Great Overview

As a systematician, I like the big picture. I like to see how all the individual pieces fit into the entire picture. It helps me to grasp—as much as I can—what’s going on. That’s partly why the field of ecology intrigues me as well

A Lesson from 1927
September 9, 2010 – 2:04 am | No Comment
A Lesson from 1927

It’s that time of year. Most of the the birds at our feeders are house sparrows. They descend upon the feeders in flocks and consume nearly all the food within a day or so in the feeders.  So how can I get rid of them? After all, they are not as colorful as Cardinals, Goldfinches, and Indigo Buntings.

More on Chickens
September 2, 2010 – 2:42 am | No Comment
More on Chickens

In his introduction to Wendell Berry’s recent book, Bringing it to the Table, Michael Pollan observes that one of Berry’s favorite quotes comes from British agronomist, Sir Albert Howard. He urges us to think of “the whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal and man as one great subject” (p.

Together With All Chickens
August 31, 2010 – 2:28 pm | 3 Comments
Together With All Chickens

Urban chickens and the Kingdom of God

Wetlands in Kansas?
August 28, 2010 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Wetlands in Kansas?

When I think of the great plains, I think of wide open spaces, undulating landscapes like waves of an ocean, corn and wheat. I don’t think of wetlands. Yet on my way back from a workshop in Atwood, KS (where Don and Bonnie White were wonderful hosts), I stopped at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge .

Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek
August 12, 2010 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek

The Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL is on its way.

It’s Hot in Kansas!
August 9, 2010 – 2:52 pm | No Comment
It’s Hot in Kansas!

I like the wide open spaces of the great plains, with the wavy hills and the big sky with its incredible cloudscapes.  Perhaps it is because I don’t feel claustrophobic. Perhaps it is the size of place puts everything in perspective. This past Spring I traveled through Nebraska to see the SandHill Crane migration.  Last summer it was Iowa (I was leading a workshop in West DesMoines). This summer it is Kansas (for a workshop in Colby)

NYG-New Orleans
July 22, 2010 – 5:29 pm | One Comment
NYG-New Orleans

This week I attended my first ever National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. I was impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm of those who played key roles in organizing the event as well as the high energy levels of the youth and and their leaders who came.

God Made Room for Them—Can We?
July 8, 2010 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
God Made Room for Them—Can We?

Norman Wirzba develops the theme of extending hospitality to all of God’s creatures in his book, The Paradise of God . He notes that hospitality in the Old Testament involved in part the inviting of sojourners into the home, in brief, making room for them. God carved out spaces (land, air, water) for all of his creatures

On Becoming a Craniac, Part I
July 1, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
On Becoming a Craniac, Part I

Ok. I know that this is somewhat typical of me.