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  • Natural Perspectives: 'Rapped' up in new teaching endeavor

    Vic must have thought that I didn't have enough to do, what with teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps, writing this column, and attempting to grow 350 pounds of food this year. He asked me to team-teach his bird and natural history courses...
  • Celebrating the Piscataways

    The official acknowledgment that the Piscataway Indians are Maryland's indigenous people is cause for celebration ("For Md. Piscataways, vindication at long last," Jan. 17). Recognition of this fact is long overdue. For 25 years I volunteered as an...
  • 'Mañana Forever?' by Jorge Castañeda

    '<i>Ma&#241;ana</i> Forever?' by Jorge Casta&#241;eda
    Mañana Forever Mexico and the Mexicans Jorge G. Castañeda Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $27.95 Mexicans, like their Spanish forebears, love to quote proverbs as a way of underscoring eternal truths and imparting folk wisdom to younger generations....
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Understanding the Creator's game

    The Iroquois League was an association of six nations of indigenous people in North America. The Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora formed a confederation, a central government, called the Grand Council. In the 1700s their...
  • In Iraq and Afghanistan, stupidity is the enemy

    First, a bunch of dimwits destroy our credibility with the Iraqi people in particular and the Islamic world in general by their actions at Abu Ghraib and now another group of idiots does the same in Afghanistan by burning the Quran ("Qurans burned, so...
  • 'State of Wonder' by Ann Patchett

    'State of Wonder' by Ann Patchett
    Prize-winning author Ann Patchett ("Bel Canto," "Truth and Beauty," "The Magician's Assistant") once confessed that the single most important artistic influence on her work is "The Poseidon Adventure," the 1933 Paul Gallico potboiler that was made into...
  • Native Americans' problems do matter

    In response to the letter, “No Native Americans, no need to bother,” really, Lee Brandt, why bother with “their” problems? Have you ever been to a Southern California pow-wow? If you have, you would know that there are many...
  • Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa

    Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa
    Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the...
  • Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor

    Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Practicing the art of stewardship

    My original intent in last week’s column was to try to capture the Zen of “The Garden Before the Gardens,” a festival this weekend sponsored by Descanso Gardens. I became enthralled in the history of the Tongva, the earliest...
  • The exotic, smoky flavor of Chile comes to America

    The exotic, smoky flavor of Chile comes to America
    Much like the metal that comes from deep within Chile's mines, the national spice also has a copper hue. Within the last few years, merkén, made from ground smoked chiles, has moved from being solely a local curiosity to a tabletop mainstay in Chile and...