Memory Lane

One of my favorite photos, of blooming camellia behind palm, found by accident while I was beating back the jungle of my overgrown yard. kco2015

From the Museum of Appalachia, Norris, TN kco0406

The Museum of Appalachia, near Knoxville, Tennessee, is a fascinating working farm containing much local history.

Discovered in the library. It addresses land issues around the world.

I blogged “Who Owns the Land?” about this book on March 8, 2018. As I re-read my synopsis, I am impressed,once again, with Pearce’s comprehensive but compassionate take on the shifts in proprietorship of arable land over the world. This remains a must-read book for those who want to rescue the planet from the ravages of eco-warfare on a grand scale.

The Huaorani, an indigenous clan in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador, threatened by oil mining on their traditional lands.

A compelling book by a journalist and investigative reporter who lived among the Huaorani, primitive jungle dwellers who live off the land in Ecuador. They are known as fierce warriors who have never been conquered. “Who are the Savages?” was the title of my blog posted February 20, 2018.

Blog “Like a Sphere in Flatland” posted on April 12, 2018 about labels for groups and their identifying characteristics. The book, “Flatland” was used to highlight the dangers of limited dimensionality.


4 thoughts on “Memory Lane

  1. Rosaliene Bacchus

    I haven’t read any of the books you’ve mentioned. I read recently that Bill Gates, the largest private owner of farmland in America, recently purchased a large patch of farmland in North Dakota. Very disturbing.


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