impassioned plea for the life on earth
by Cyril Cristo
The Timeless Ones
January 7, 2014
There are still places that afford one the great luxury of the verdant world, coherent with the life force before man unkind even appeared. Rain forests still sing with turquoise blue morpho butterflies and rhinoceros-horned crickets and moss-covered insects that seem to have …Read More
march for the elephants october 4
this is an important effort for the elephants whose success will depend on how many participate in it, so join the march nearest you.
Stand up for #elephants on Friday October 4th and join The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s International March for Elephants.
Organised through our iWorry campaign, the March will see 15 cities across the globe …Read More
#74 : A Moving Family Saga of Three Generations of Tibetan Women
And here’s a picture of Yangzom with her mother and grandmother. She’s an actor and a prominent activist for the Tibetan cause.
We got talking about Tibet. The recent news is horrible. A young woman immolated herself in Eastern Tibet, the Chinese are forcing all Tibetans to be educated in Chinese. The magical spiritual culture of …Read More
#65: The Diary of a Pandemic
What do we know about this virus?
BY: ALEX SHOUMATOFF
July 11, 2009. At this point, now that it has spread to virtually every corner of the globe, where it first emerged hardly matters. The priority is to save as many lives as possible. If the true Ground Zero of this pandemic is ever discovered, it probably …Read More
#29: The Grand Cascapedia and Its Endangered Atlantic Salmon
By Alex Shoumatoff
January 11, 2006 A version of this, in which Hoagy was changed into moi, ran in the July, 2005 Travel + Leisure magazine.
Hoagy Carmichael Jr. was up to his waist in the Grand Cascapedia, the Pebble Beach of salmon rivers, on Quebec’s Gaspé coast. With the effortless grace and unerring precision of …Read More
#18: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide
Ten years after arguably the most savage genocide in human history, the comprehension of how such an unspeakably horrible thing could have happened is still anything but clear. The chain of causes is long and complex, and how far back into Rwanda’s history one chooses to trace it, and the relative importance one gives to …Read More