Greetings from the North Coast of California.
People who live here consider it a special place. But why? Why are people committed to living on the North Coast? What actions result from that commitment? What should be preserved, and what should change? What are the opportunities, and what are the responsibilities?
In his book, Becoming Native to This Place, Wes Jackson suggests that the key to making these judgments is to feel and act as if one's commitment is that of a native, with the knowledge and roots of family and culture in a particular place going back many generations. Poet and activist Gary Snyder has been making this point for decades.
This blog is meant to be a forum to discuss this idea and these questions. Every week I will add new content for discussion. For those unfamiliar with "web logs" or "blogs," the process is pretty simple. My posts are dated, so the most recent appears at the top of the page. At the bottom of each post there is a line that says "comments" ("0 comments" or "2 comments" etc., indicating how many comments there are.) Click on this to read other people's comments, and add your own.
For more on how to use "Comments," click here.
SITE CONTENTS (click to go there)
Weather or Not
Indian Island Vigil 2005
The North Coast and More About This Site
Native Peoples of the North Coast
For more on subjects discussed here, please go to the companion site, North Coast Texts.
For bio and links to my work, please see my home page and portal.