Category Archives: Natural Patriots

Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple: Natural Patriots

Tweet Yes, that Newt Gingrich. I admit this is hard for me, as a lifelong Democrat. But bear with me.   In our better moments, we all like to talk about finding common ground and fostering bipartisanship and all that … Continue reading

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Richard Louv, Natural Patriot

Tweet During my idyllic vacation two weeks ago, I pulled out a book that had been sitting on my table for some time: Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods.  Based on the somewhat off-puttingly pedantic subtitle (“Saving our Children … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Ladybird Johnson, Natural Patriot (1912-2007)

Tweet Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Taylor Johnson, former First Lady of the United States and pionering conservationist, has passed on. But her multifaceted legacy of beautification and restoration of native American landscapes and cities will live on. Lady Bird, as she … Continue reading

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Announcing . . . 2007’s Natural Patriot of the Year!

Tweet Ladies and Gentlemen, Happy Independence Day!  On this august (small “a”) occasion, when we in the USA celebrate Patriotism and our nation’s birth, it is my great honor to present to you 2007’s Natural Patriot of the Year, selected … Continue reading

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Now accepting nominations: Natural Patriot of the Year!

Tweet Ladies and Gentlemen, The summer solstice is now behind us, meaning — paradoxically — that summer is here, and yet, that the days have begun their gradual decline.  But let’s not dwell on that now.  For those of us … Continue reading

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Rachel Carson: Natural Patriot

Tweet [Part 1 in an occasional series on heroes of Natural Patriotism]  Rachel Carson was born a century ago on this day, 27 May 1907.  With her book, Silent Spring, and her courageous fight against indiscriminate broadcast of toxins into … Continue reading

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