In between worlds and thoughts – Modern Guilt of a Environmental Conservationist

Sunday, August 19th It was Wednesday evening and Old Matt was making dinner while we were hanging out at the picnic table outside the main house, enjoying the breeze and sights of ducklings running around. Nimz, the NOAA seal worker, and Naomi, our Kure manager, were sharing a conversation while I strummed on the guitar […]

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The Rest of the Weary

The sun is already shining brightly in the sky as I walk the path to the main house, passing by the White Terns and Brown Noddys nesting on corners of the concrete buildings. I’m heading to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee, but as I look around I notice something is different this […]

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Fledgling Season

Mai ka Pō Mai ka ʻōiaiʻo Truth comes from Darkness. Truth is revealed by the Gods. (Pukui 1983: 225, Ōlelo NoʻEau – Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings) No one can see beyond a choice they do not understand. To understand is to choose to go beyond where one can see. Week 16 Every time I […]

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Death and Renewal Pt II: The Dance and Flight of the Albatross; Rituals of Transformation

Nesting on the island within Kure Atoll are two different species of Albatross. These two species look different and behave differently, but it doesn’t take a bird expert to tell they share a common ancestor. The Black-Footed Albatross is primarily black and walks with its neck tucked in as if it were crouching. The Laysan […]

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