Case fatality rate of COVID-19 vs. Median Age
Daily confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people
Along the ridge above town,
I pause beside a flowering Bitterroot.
The first; now waking to spring.
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But first Earth Day 1970. I was one of the original organizers on campus that spring and we brought in the Zen Beat west coast poet Gary Snyder for a reading . . . I had the privilege of making his introduction and becoming a friend, and later making a visit to his Sierra home kitkitdizzi (bear grass). Fifty years on and the addiction to fossil fuel and extraction in all forms remains in full destruction of the planet . . . climate change / global heating. Things have not gone so well for our one earth I am sorry to say. I would like to believe that I have made a difference on behalf of the “household of the earth” but I am not so sure anymore. That same summer I carved a block print from a birch log that has remained a lifelong guiding concept: OIKOS.
The bulletin board in the alleyway at toMake™
OIKOS: Household of the Earth, Earth Economics, the Economics of the Household
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Missoula Montana March 2020: temperature, wind, pressure, precipitation, cloud cover & humidity.
A high (one day anyway) of 65˚F and low of 14˚F, with below 20˚F for a week in mid-March. Most days we vacillated between 25˚F and 50˚F. We experienced several days of high winds (over 30 knots), sometimes in conjunction with cold weather. Bitter for running along the river in the canyon. There was little perception, less than an inch and mostly in small snowy bursts. There is still snow on the higher elevation but even the hillsides are now bare.