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The Weekly Landscape 2.23.20

by | Feb 23, 2020 | The Writing Landscape

Welcome to the Weekly Landscape where we’ll post a bit of history Bygone Days, celebrate current writing with the potential to save the Earth, Writing Nowadays, and a look into the future with some Scenic Outlook pieces. Enjoy!

Bygone Days

Ken Layne has declared Minerva Hamilton Hoyt as St. Minerva because of all she has done for Joshua Tree National Park. Don’t miss these excellent background article links below about Minerva and subscribe to Ken’s Desert Oracle podcast wherever podcasts are available – you won’t regret it

How a South Pasadena matron used her wits and wealth to create Joshua Tree National Park – LA TIMES

https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-col1-joshua-tree-minerva-hoyt-20190214-htmlstory.html

Minerva Hoyt – Joshua Tree National Park/National Park Service website 

http://home.nps.gov/jotr/learn/historyculture/mhoyt.htm

Writing Nowadays

From the New Yorker: New Words to make us care about the climate crises:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-search-for-new-words-to-make-us-care-about-the-climate-crisis

And..Cowboy Poets – so essential:

https://altaonline.com/cowboy-poets-wild-west-elko-nevada/

Writing Ranger Kristine Zeigler’s important post about wildfires we should be concerned about: 

https://owensrivergirl.com/2019/10/27/burning-needs-california-the-amazon/

Scenic Outlook

From the LA Times, November, 2019 – Trump team has a plan for national parks: Amazon, food trucks and no senior discounts – not all of our Scenic Outlooks are beautiful unfortunately

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-11-04/trump-administration-privatize-national-parks-tourism

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