By jcoyne on November 26, 2012
“Have you ever shot a charging lion?” This tour guide I once met while driving from an olive plantation in the country-side of South Africa talked of encounters with lions. Of course the quote is from Midnight in Paris by the actor portraying Ernest Hemingway. There are many animal rehabilitation facilities in South Africa, as well […]
By jcoyne on July 22, 2012
A writer used to write and be picked up by those people who knew how to get books to people who enjoy to read. Now, everyone’s a writer, everyone’s a critic. The world learns news through 160 character messages and pixilated photos that circulate through the internet. Great events still unfold day in and day […]
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By jcoyne on June 24, 2012
Jim and Tom sit down with a returning guest (Richard) and a first-timer (Whitney) to discuss the wilderness. What can we learn from the Great Wide Open? Is Yellowstone Park a preserve or a performance? Does a cost/benefit analysis favor strip malls over wooded areas? We flirt with answers.
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