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Our Oligarchs Are So Full of Paradoxes, You’d Almost Think They Were Idiots
"And we're going to get back to John's Muir act like right now. John? Thanks, Alvin. Well, my next article is called our oligarchs are so full of paradoxes. You would almost think they're idiots. But I'm talking about my fellow Yale grads. I'm not going to my reunion next time I've never gone to any of them and is a very good reason to that. I'm glad to be away from all those people. I moved to Texas, so I don't have to live near any of them. I certainly don't want to go to Connecticut and visit them again. But I do get to see them and feel them and hear from them because they're running the country. They're mostly white, mostly from very wealthy or upper middle class families. They've inherited wealth and privilege. And now they've appointed themselves as the tribunes who will stick up for the underprivileged. For the needy for the helpless for the people that they stay far away from and their gated communities and their ultra 1% zip codes of San Francisco and New York, they never see anybody who's not wealthy unless they're cutting their lawn or taking care of their 1.2 children. But they do know that the people between the very poor and themselves the very rich are disgusting filthy racists who are full of hatred and bias and bitterness and need to be disempowered and disenfranchised and controlled and vaccinated and brainwashed and guided and directed. Need to have their children taken away from them as soon as possible and raised by the state to believe in the same things as the elite, because they really don't want to go through the bother of having their own children. They want to take offs. So in my piece it's stream dot org. I talk about how is it that we get such a monopoly of opinion? How is it that America's elites, America's oligarchy? Members of what I fondly call the hive. How do they obtain attain this hive mind? How is it that everybody goes overnight from thinking masks or useless to masks are absolutely necessary that travel bans from China are racist overnight to you can't go to church, you can't go to the store. You can't work in your office. How do they manage to how does a lead opinion manage to be so unanimous and so absolutely so
John Zmirak on the FBI's Plan to Investigate Parents Over School Board Meetings
"Well. It's always a happy part of my week when i get to talk to our friend. John muir john's miracle. Welcome to the program. Hey are going to talk to you. No matter how grim the subjects were yes. Exactly a what. What is on your mind. What are some of the things that You know today is wednesday We're in the middle of another strange week. What what are you. what are you thinking. Well we just learned that the fbi is going to investigate parents who go to school board meetings to question what the teachers are instilling joke. Yes that's mind-bending is it not mind-bending i mean this is. This is one of these things that i guess. I took for granted that everybody in america knows that the government has no business getting between parents. Their kids never unless there is violence. Horrible violence how dare. How dare they imply that parents shouldn't no. i mean. look in loco parentis. We have schools public schools because we can't teach kids in many cases so we say we're going to hire people to teach kids. How did the government take this over and try to shove the parents out of the way. This is completely. Un-american is completely wrong. And i want every american to know. This is utterly unacceptable. Don't ever let school boards or governments pushed around when it comes to your kids as it is right now. The the is the enemy. Okay the fact that the fbi and the department of justice can be used to exert pressure on individual citizens trying to get involved in local politics. That's what school boards are the most local organic natural form of politics. The healthiest thing in the world is for people being involved in the decisions of what happens on their local government including including local schools with that said public schools. Were always a terrible idea. That public schools were created in the late nineteenth century by progresses like horace mann. Who explicitly said. They wanted to teach children to be less conservative less religious than their
"john muir" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"He didn't even remember what they said. I don't think they say disparaging but like he said some things were not so nice for native. American indians is what they said. Did you like coffee while he was saying and it was just very quickly like they wouldn't dare say that he had racist points of view You just didn't say stuff like that. But i think now people are more comfortable saying using that word and saying you know. This is how he was for a time in his life. Yeah and we got. We got a wreck reckon with that because as part of our history of of a foundation for sure not just him like the national parks were they evicted people and not just native americans depending on where you were out. West grand canyon petrified forest yosemite yellowstone all of them required forced evictions to basically create this pristine area right that was never pristine in free of human settlement or occupation or use. That's created that. Yeah to create the national parks and they used like this idea. There is this I've read this really interesting article. Dude from two thousand seven so it would have been groundbreaking at a time. It's called ethnic cleansing. An america's creation of national parks isaac cancer and cancer points out that like the people who are setting up. In promoting these first national parks like yellowstone yosemite would say there were never native americans here anyway they were all these were all. They were afraid of spirits in this. You know in this canyon said they never hung out here anyway. But by the way Can you send some military to protect us from native american attacks while we're setting up this national car. Yeah so it's Which is Yeah basically but that's a really interesting. It was a really good read and it was very eye-opening especially for two thousand seven So i guess in closing we want to quickly mentioned one of his last What he was actually trying to do when he died and and failed at doing was preventing the damming of the hetch hetchy valley in yosemite and basically what happened in nineteen. Oh six was those a devastating earthquake and fire. That destroyed san francisco. Which i'd love to cover that as its own episode at some point basically completely destroyed it Everywhere in one of the reasons that the fire destroyed it was because their water. What do you call them water Water people their water system. I'll just say that Was destroyed by the earthquake. So san francisco said we need a better more reliable water supply and we can get in yosemite with the hetch hetchy valley. We damn that thing up and he was like. You can't do this in a national park. And he lost that effort but he made such a stink He was he was basically like there are a lot of other ways. You can get water. You're just doing this because easiest and cheapest but you can get watered to san francisco and other ways And like i said he was not successful. He did lose that battle And then passed away of pneumonia at the age of seventy six and nineteen fourteen But he they haven't there hasn't been a dam built in on national park land since then. Yeah because that battle even though he lost it it really raised awareness in it also kind of set a mindset in the public's mind that now you don't really must've national parks and i guess we had to lose one to to to get to that point You got anything else. Got nothing else. So that's john mir for you. Everybody go check out his writings and read about him and You think and also don't forget Ethnic cleansing in the creation of america's national parks good stuff And since i say good stuff of course it's time for listening me this is on. Cleft palates for malcolm who. That's new in calgary came out today. Alberta canada usa north america He has been an avid listener. Since my friend introduced me a very hungover car ride home from an iron maiden concert about five years ago. It's a great way to get turned onto the show. Thought i'd write in to share my experience with my son's cleft ballot. After listening to the episode my son was born with a midwife in june twenty nineteen and had a ton of trouble breastfeeding which in hindsight was because he couldn't get any suction couple days later. The midwife was cleft the soft palate. We took our newborn to the hospital and she was right. We became regulars at the children's hospitals cleft clinic in calgary alberta in two years later my son has had a surgery to repair his cleft palate. In another to put tubes in his eardrums Parentheses socialized healthcare is the best The tubes are common with class because the muscles that drain the ear. Canals don't foreign properly so the tubes allow fluid to leave the ear canals. When thing you didn't mention was the bifurcated yillah which i have It's related to class and that the muscles don't quite properly and it makes her. You've ula look more like a w than a teardrop. I saw them research. I forget to mention to can't believe. I forgot that We are currently visiting geneticist at the hospital. Chief cleft in my by david. You've i'm byford. You've yellow are genetically related. But i think the answer is probably yes leveling you guys look egypt so that is malcolm nice. Nice name malcolm That's great thank you very much for sharing and also racan may. Yeah that's your name my middle name. Great name sure me and my friends the other night We're hanging out me and emily and just a melissa. We are having a few drinks and we decided to start only going by middleman so it was Alex dawn renee in wayne weighing out for the rest of the night. We were just cracking jokes. Like someone and say something like that is so alex a fun things. I don't know if it's gonna stick but it was really weird to think of myself as wayne. That could be a one night. One night i think sticks. I will be really surprised. I think we determined. I determined that you don't have a relation to your middle name like an emotional connection if when you hear that name out loud you don't have any reaction like if i hear someone say a chucker someone else's chuck ago out but if i hear someone say wayne or whatever it doesn't even register name is dead to me. Yeah that's about right right. Sure all right so malcolm wanna get in touch with us like malcolm did not me the other come you want in the middle you can send us an email. Like malcolm did two stuff. Podcast iheartradio dot com stuff. You should know a production of iheartradio for more podcasts. My heart radio. Visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows the time for defense organizations to harness the power of the cloud is now discover how you can leverage cloud solutions to advance your mission at part three of gd it emerge twenty twenty one registered today at gd dot com slash emerge introducing touch free payments from paypal. A safe way for your customers to pay simply download the pay pal app and display your own unique. Qr code for your customers to scan whether you're a market seller poodle pamper piano tuner or plummer signing up to accept touch free payments for. Your business is easy touch free. Qr code payments shop safe with paypal..
"john muir" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"So we're talking about john muir in this year club chuck and and it's really hard to understate. What muir impact. No okay yes What impact he had. Because like i said he was a successful writer. He's really good at writing and also he did really crazy stuff like riding an avalanche There's a very famous essay that he wrote called the windstorm in the forest That he describes what it was like to climb up the top of a pine tree and hang on for hours during a storm in the sierras. Yeah how awesome nuts. it was And and like just basically saying like this. This is real. This is nature like you could. If you go out to these places you could do this stuff but it this. This is not going to be around if we keep building railroads through these places where we build dams or we let livestock graze wherever we can't just not do something it has to be preserved and protected and he inspired people during his lifetime and long after his lifetime as well. yeah the watch the pretty cool american masters documentary on this in This one guy. Historians like there was a little bit of macho involved like us great naturalist not to take anything away but like the writing the avalanche in like climbing a tree during a snowstorm at the top or a rainstorm. At the top of the mountain he said there was a little like mckee's mo- involved in that picture esque. Yeah or or boaty. From point break wait. Was that Patrick yeah or was it Keno can read that. Was johnny utah my friend. Oh that's right so boaty was or was that flee from chile peppers that's right But it was actually anthony. Kita keates that was in point break. Sure flee minute but keita's was one of the ruffians foot shot off. Think no. I know he was the leader of the bad guys surfer club. Yeah but i think flea was in that club think well was naked except for a sock on genitalia. Probably okay hands pants me to teddybears. We take our second break. Yeah we just did so. But i was leading up to something so we've been talking about. What a great guy. John muir was and that's how he was looked at respected for decades and decades by century. Actually more He was looked at a great man. Maybe a little macho sure. But that's forgivable if that much he's mos- directed toward writing trina storm rather than you know. Picking bar fights in lisbon or something like that you know. Yeah good point. Thank you so When we did our on girls scouts talked. About how like juliette. Gordon low's one of those rare historic figures from a century or so ago that you were like and actually she holds up today. Jamir is not that same way. there is a a a real I guess a mea culpa sort of reckoning. Yeah that's a great way to put it. That's exactly what. It was a reckoning by the sierra club Not too many years ago where they basically said. Hey john was great and all these ways he was also pretty racist in yeah. He was a product of his time in the way of thinking which will talk about But he was still pretty racist and in fact the whole basis of the national park system was built on this racist ideology. And it's we're still basically looking at the same way today. I mean it's interesting because the sierra club even acknowledged that the first or first years as a as as a group was based on the notion of white people trying to protect the land that white people wanted to hike through right and enjoy his as campers and recreational yes and in his earlier years. I think kinda through his thirties up until his thirties. He had sort of bad things to say about people of color whether it was indigenous peoples In the united states or black people and Used disparaging language toward them at which the whole thing with the indigenous peoples really counterintuitive because they were so aligned with his philosophies of how you in habit a land and share a land use it and don't abuse it and you know I it really doesn't make much sense. And supposedly he think in his forties he started to come around especially when he went to alaska because they Digits people served as his guides and he started to learn more from them. And i think things turned around a bit at that point yeah but The sierra club you know spent a lot of time over the past few years trying to sort of bring this delight and not whitewash it and say. Hey this is what it was not and they did a very good job of it. I think so. Yeah so i was saying that he was a product of his time in very much was there was a an idea before his time say the eighteen twenties eighteen thirties. Yeah when the west was like the frontier right and the the united states didn't really need it at the time where there is this view of the native american. Is this this Noble race that was being encroached upon by humanity in that we we needed to preserve this wild area this decades before john muir came around this idea that we needed to preserve the stuff but we also need to preserve native americans and their culture in this land that were preserved right so the initial idea for national parks was that the native americans would live on this land just as they always had and it would be their land but it would also be. America's national parks would protected and then the railroad came and all of a sudden the us started expanding further and further west faster and faster and now the the native americans weren't this group of people over there right that you could kind of idealize they were now in the way of this westward expansion so racism toward them went through the roof and now there was this idea that native american culture was already dead that the best of the the culture had died in the last decades and centuries and that it was all the white man's fault but what's done is done and so let's just make this decline into extinction as comfortable as possible and preserve native americans not on our national park land. But we'll just make reservations for them to go over there and just die off and it's sad but that's just the way it is and that is the mentality that john muir became a conservationist within the larger zeitgeist. That that you know humans should be on the land but in particular native americans shouldn't be there anyway because this is our white people land. Yeah and you know what. I'm glad. The sierra club in and people in general or more comfortable Calling this stuff what it is now like even in that american masters. That was one line where they said like you know early on. He you know.
"john muir" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Give the secret service the slip. Well i think there was secret service there because apparently they just never shut up in the secret service. People in like one of their journal said like these two won't shut up all they're doing this at each other about the woods so they gave him the slipper night. But i know. Originally the requests was roosevelt's like i don't want anyone around and i just want you and i had to get out there in the woods and like talk about this. Yeah like moustache wax moustache. That's right so he works hand in hand with roosevelt to do a lot of work. I think the first or one of the first national monuments they established was petrified forest in arizona which you He went out there. And it's like oh this place is kinda cool. He moved there for his daughter's health apparently and while he was there is like others petrified forest. I'll just start submitting foucault interesting. He just did the same thing there. As an older man they did earlier yosemite yet i think the deal with yosemite was because it was a state park. The actual yosemite valley wasn't part of the park boundaries. Mariposa grove of those giant sequoia trees wasn't actually part of the boundary. And muros like man. This this is what needs to be a part of the boundary more than anything. Yeah so that was one of the first things that The sierra club took up. It was basically i. Initiative john muir's synonymous with sierra club. Because he was the first president he was for. I think This whole life basically twenty years or something like that rest of his life. Yeah yeah he died in nineteen fourteen and he became the president of secure sierra club in eighteen ninety two so He helped found this organization. That still around today. Then one of the first initiatives when their first push was to get the yosemite valley and the What's the name of the forest. The or the mariposa mariposa forest in the sequoia grove included into the boundaries of the national park and there were finally successful in one thousand nine hundred six and from that success they Distorted having more and more successes and eventually expanded because initially. They were focused on the west. Basically because that's where all these people who founded the club lived and that's what they cared about they said. Well there's other places where this battle needs to be fought nice stuff and they became this national Advocacy group. That will see your pants off if you try to mess with the national park. Yeah they Opened an office in dc and sixty three and like you said went off. You know. Alaska florida very key and trying to get things like the clean air act passed the wilderness act The epa created in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy and Alaska's kind of key to and muir's life because he he gets engaged to louis. And i think in those days you kinda got just got engaged. Got married pretty quickly like there were these long drawn out engagements and but there wasn't his case because he was like all right. We're engaged. you are a good match. thank you. Gene car But i'm going to go to alaska now. And he did. he went to alaska for a period. And if you think alaska's like unchartered in wild now. I can imagine what it was like back. Then i will. I'm sure his diary was like what no snakes amazing. What the heck is this place But like i said they eventually did get married and have those daughters chief very sadly passed away in nineteen o five of cancer. Oh yeah yeah. And he Like he had to go home to be with her when she died like he was away when she was partially for part of the time when she was sick. Man said it's very sad. I guess that explains why he and his daughters were. The only ones that moved to arizona for his daughter's health. Then i guess i take. Okay let's say a kiss. She supposedly was well known for her I saw that she was a very gentle person. Very sweet person and very supportive of his efforts was truly a good match. She loved the wilderness in nature and guide and all those things. Oh she loved god. Don't get her started on god. She'd take her second.
"john muir" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Okay. So john miers in yosemite and he decides that he needs a little bit of work I think he stayed the first time for like ten days and a lot of people who know some about john muir name associated with the assembly and the national parks basically think he showed up in yosemite and never laughed and live denied there. That's not true. No he lived there for about a six year period. I think yeah. I don eighteen six seventy six years of his life. Yeah so eighteen. Sixty eight to eighteen seventy four. I believe yeah and those were about like california just totally rocked his world. Yeah once he got out there. Yeah because he was living in indianapolis so i mean basically anywhere would rock your world but imagine showing up to california in the mid nineteenth century or late nineteenth century and seeing it. Yeah and especially if you've I remember when i did my big out west trip years ago with my best friend for like four months in the summer driving through utah and arizona and everywhere there's just so blazing hot and then when you drive over especially southern california california you drive over that mountain range and it's like someone turned on the air conditioning and i just remember thinking like man imagine what it must have been like for westward expansion when they finally got into the l. a. basin. Yeah we're just like whoa staying the l. a. basin. Yeah i mean you go were that mountain range. It's just the pacific ocean breezes just kind of locked in there while it's really hot on the other side of then Yeah like death. Valley is hotter than okay till. I'm not. I'm not up on my california geography. Germany's landlocked kimmy. A break it's very lovely and cool near the coast so So yeah. I can imagine what it must've been like as like a nineteenth century something like that but he When you're got there as i was saying He he stayed for like ten days. And i was like i need some money and he went back. I guess he he hits varietals. Walked back got some more money and then he came back this music. I'm staying here for a while. So he got working as a sheepherder. One of his first jobs was hurting. Two thousand sheep up into the sierras. So much fun about He hated it. He learned to hate sheep. He called them hooved locusts and he started to despise sheep because he thought that they had a an A disproportionately bad impact on the natural surroundings eight they did they they kinda ravage similarly to a large degree right so he came to kind of see livestock as an extension of human occupation wild lands in how detrimental it was and it really occurred to him during this i little few month period where he was a sheepherder. Yeah and i think. Also the horse in The horses that lead people on expeditions and stuff yeah they also overgrazed and the cattle overgrazed and they were logging and yosemite was i think it was under the The care of the state of california is a state park at this point because it had been gifted by Well my gifted but it was a land grant. From abraham lincoln in the middle of the civil war to california. He said. i'll tell you. I mean do for you. You take semi but it was It was really mismanaged and just I mean compared to what they're doing now is in a pretty bad state. Yeah which is one reason why john muir was pushing for it to become a national park so that it would be right here of the federal government who hopefully would enforce the laws of preservation. A lot more than california had so he shows up in yosemite he starts shepherding he but more than anything. The thing that he became known for was these jaunts where he would become like the first white man to scale cathedral. Rock right He would like you know all these formations or take samples of them and send them back to like the newly forming university of california He would submit. Botany like descriptions like used basically is like exploring yosemite and documenting the whole place while at the time Taking notes for what would become a series of books essays like he really made his name as a writer like he made a career for himself just as a writer we think of him as like this conservationist naturalist and that's where he was coming from but at the time he was a successful writer and after he left. You cindy yes. I mean another big kind of central relationship for him was a man mandate robert johnson who was editor of century magazine in century magazine. Very much a sort of a progressive naturalist rag and he And we should say this. You know we're not like this is the most interesting parts of his life like he also worked for a decade or more on Once he got married he married a woman named louis Louisa wanda strength in eighteen. Eighty and her family had had a couple of daughters. Wanda and helen and her family had a fruit farm. A fruit ranch he lived there in martinez california And kinda quit doing his adventuring for a full decade and ran this farm and worked as a farmer so all the stuff was going on and then Robert underwood johnson. Basically doggedly pursued Moore and said listen man you gotta we need you. You gotta start writing again. 'cause you're the foremost naturalist in the country right now According to me and only me right and we need you to start writing stuff and start pushing for political change and he was working on this farm this whole time and eventually he was like all right. You know what do you what do you got for me. So the reason Johnson saw them out was because he made a name for himself view while he was still living in yosemite. Yeah like you can kind of look at mirrors life like he went in got all of the experience he could possibly need. And six years living basically the that whole stretch in yosemite with and then went and in like an use that experience. Is that like a nomad land reference. Living deliberately yeah now wasn't that Throw oh yeah woods deliberately living deliciously from the whigs but but it was basically like imagine if like you had like a crazy six year period in your twenties and then you spent the rest of your life exploiting that writing about it talking about it and making a name for yourself being caused celeb- from that experience that's that's basically what he did. Yeah i feel like there's a lot of people that did that. Sure who else. I don't know. I can't think of when we a great example. He went and lived in walden for what a year and that was like. We're still talking about that guy today. That's true and i've even heard that walden pond was like town was right there. Yeah it's like the the pizza hut next to the pyramids kind of like that. Sorta so mueller Another big important relationship that he made was with a president named theodore roosevelt and the theodore roosevelt is known for The two hundred and eighty million acres of federal land that he protected among other things but moore was a big reason why i mean. Roosevelt was into preservation. Anyway it's not like moore came in and completely like change his mind about everything but roosevelt knew about him and and quite literally said i would like you to take me camping in yosemite for four days. He said just the two of us. didn't they have to.
"john muir" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"john muir" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"john muir" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"I said john muir sure just had to do it again because i said john muir and there it goes again every time we say john muir. The sierra club members have to do some weird Or if you've ever hiked portion of the john muir trail was named after him is that in yosemite. It's in california okay. Yeah it's it's part of it's in yosemite. I think. I should have looked that up. Well he is. I asked that. Because he's basically synonymous with you submit. He was a huge driving force in getting yosemite into national park status and then fully becoming. You understand it today. Have you ever been no. I haven't and i really wanted to. Because i saw some pictures online. It's really nice. It I've been to quite a few amazing national parks in the united states. Not all of them. Some been yellowstone But i've been to a lot of them in yosemite is really really up there. It is one of the more special places like it. It's pretty incredible But so john muir he. He played a huge role in yosemite becoming a national park. But also like it's really kind of selling short that impact that he had on The creation of our national park system but also like the idea of what a national park is what wilderness says what needs to be protected. How we protect it He was certainly not working in a vacuum. In that sense he was kinda tapped into this larger way of thinking for better or worse but he was a huge driving force in one of the reasons he was a huge driving force for getting america into preserving wild spaces in the face of the second industrial revolution and building railroads and just turning america into a powerhouse Because he he walked the walk for sure he was he was not just some. You know eastern greenhorn who Who had never set foot in the wilderness. But like the idea of yeah. Right he went live. Did for sure it like. He did some really wild stuff while he was living in yosemite at the time. Yeah in fact Later when he was in his late thirties he was hooked up with Ralph waldo emerson. Who is older and they really bonded. They went on a camping trip together. And i think emerson was like what you need to do. Is come back to boston emerson. Or thoreau emerson. Okay and he said. You need to come back to boston and be. Among the intelligence you advocating for the stuff and at the time john yours. I no way man i got. I got to be in the woods. Rocker dude through and through. Yeah and it would not be until later in his in his Kind of mid to late forties. the his. His life was kind of in two parts. It was the yeah the wild exploring and categorizing and a botanical categorization of everything he could find and then the mid forties on when he Was very much a political advocate. And yeah Kinda did that because he felt he had to. He would have rather had t shirt on the whole time. That said i'd rather be camping. But i also saw the. He went back after a a little. Bit of a hiatus thinking. Nine month hiatus toward the end when he finally left yosemite for good and And he felt like he was an intruder. They're like no felt like his time. There was done and he knew that he had to be out of there in the world to advocate for for the preservation of this area but also that he like he just he. That chapter was so interesting. Yeah i mean that's the they always say no no one. It's time to leave. And i guess he did. They always say that So let's talk about. John muir starting even younger than that. Yeah let's start with minute. One k He was born april twenty one eighteen thirty eight he. A scottish heritage. He was born in dunbar and came to the us when he was eleven He and his family settled in wisconsin Eventually in hickory hill on an eighty acre farm near portage his father was a very stern. Calvin est religious. Yeah like it kinda. If you ever seen the movie the which sort of along those lines are such great punishment was very heavy and strict and beat your child because they haven't memorized the bible verse to your satisfaction humane over the line. I think i'm not gonna go so far as to say there was physical abuse but there was a there was with his father. Yes for that reason. Okay i mean. I saw like corporal punishment but like you know these days spanking a kid is abuse like i don't know where it fell on the meter back then i well. I can't say where it fell on the meter. I i can't say either. Yes he would be but today he's gonna be in prison probably But one of the reasons. Ah john muir became john yours because of his father because his the wilderness in wisconsin was his refuge in his literal escape to kind of get away from him. So who knows what would have been you know what would have happened at his father not been like that. Yeah and i don't want to fully mischaracterizes father just partially he was. He was very stern. But john muir was convinced that his father loved him and cared about him in sure was even maybe a little bit proud of him in the ways that he deviated from what his father wanted for them and one of the main ways that he deviated from him was in book learning basically like all his father was concerned with was his his boys working the land farming knowing farming knowing the bible. They didn't need to know anything else. But that wasn't enough for job. You're he was basically a born tinker born engineer but he did not have free time his father was like you're either working in the field or you're studying the bible or you're getting hit with the switch by me right. It's one of those. Three things is what you're doing for all of your waking hours. Yeah and so. John muir hit upon the idea of expanding his waking hours and so as a youth he started waking up at one in the morning so that he could have five hours to himself between one. Am and six am when he was expected to start working on the farm to just read or tinker oriented. Any actually used that to really great effect. Yes so he made a lot of little inventions There was one called an early rising machine which was basically a alarm clock attached to his bed. That would quite literally tip his bed up in tip him out of it. Yeah i don't get the feeling that he needed it because he's getting up at one. Am anyway his father used. It did here But he eventually would go to the state fair and madison in eighteen sixty with a lot of his inventions and was sort of a boy wonder inventor at the time but he was. I think he had invented a lot of stuff in his teen years to though but imagine like you know a twenty two in the eighteen eighties. Like imagine the middle age guys showing up the four h. Fair being like can i inner One of the things A big relationship in his life that would last throughout his life He studied with a man named ezra carr and his wife. Jean kerr became a really big mentor for him and exposed him to you know botany basically like she was a scientist and he loved the outdoors but she was like. Hey but botany as like a real science to it and was a really big influence in his life introduced him to emerson later like literally picked out a wife for him. That was like this is who you need to marry maker then too because it seems like it because they they loved each other very much and She was totally fine with his comings and goings and all that they were good together. Comings and goings isn't going to like or pan or something that made it sound a little bit like dalliances. No no nothing like that. No as a matter of fact. I read the He left your similar at one point.
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Sierra Club Denounces Founder John Muir For Racism
"A historic icon of the American environmental. Movement is in the spotlight John Muir founded the Sierra Club in eighteen, ninety two in San Francisco. The group's current leaders says the ongoing civil rights protests, leading to the dismantling of confederate monuments is causing the Sierra Club to reexamine its own racist history NPR's Kirk. Siegler reports. The group is pledging to remove some of its own John Maher statues. John Muir has long been revered by environmentalists. The California naturalists Biblical love. Wild places led to a legacy of federal wilderness protections, including Yosemite National Park, but mirror was also well known for making derogatory comments about blacks and native people and the modern conservation movement has wrestled for years with these transgressions in a letter to the Sierra clubs members today, current Director Michael Brune said this moment. Moment is a time to reexamine. The clubs own substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy. Bruins says the group will reconsider the views of some of its founders that lead to the modern movement being so white today when it comes to John Muir, we're looking to advance the conversation about yours legacy to look at him in a more comprehensive and inclusive way. That acknowledges his limitations. Limitations and shortcomings, the Sierra Club says it's considering removing some monuments to its founders. Brune is also pledging that the group will reorganize to ensure that a majority of its leadership is comprised of people of Color, and he hopes to spend five million dollars on diversifying their staff and training. The announcement was welcomed by Mustafa Santiago Ali of the National Wildlife Federation. You know it's long overdue. Overdue we have to address the sins of the past. He's one of the few people of Color who's actually in a leadership position in a major environmental group that major sin of the past, many of those folks felt that those spaces those natural spaces, those sacred spaces where meant for white men Ali says the modern day environmental movements lack of diversity in its writ large. Of Communities of color has had major consequences, one example, industrial facilities are often put in underserved neighborhoods and pollution from them as drifting into national parks like those John Muir fought to establish. Kirk, siegler NPR
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"I'm not John Muir Be saying these things would he feel this way, right? No, it wasn't a 200 years ago. And then The Times writes this before John Muir arrived in Yosemite, it was home to Native Americans who died in large numbers from disease and slaughter when Europeans arrived and pushed them out. Okay, but John Muir didn't have anything to do with that was to those two decades before John Muir went to the Air 70 Valley. I don't like the idea of the John Muir was a racist and said these things But if you live in a place where you think you are the most anti racist person in the world You have no idea what life was, like, 140 years ago. And you may believe that your spirit and your woke nous. Is imbued in you from whatever time you you know, whatever its star dust you came from. I just think that people should be careful on their high horse of were perfect because I think if the people who run Sierra Club went back in their own family histories, they'll probably find a bunch of racism there, too. Yeah, and the idea that we can progress out of that That's how we progressed like John Muir did is a perfect example at a time when even that progression would not have been very popular for him to come out and say I was wrong about them. I admire their stewardship didn't do that back then. Oh, right Progression was not a thing that was looked upon as a as a good idea. Good idea, but it is to me that's the better story of of our history. It's not that we Erase. And I won't use the term whitewash. But that's what came to mind The dark parts and the ugly parts of what it is that we've done is a country or as a people or is a neighborhood or as a state. But the fact that we've been able to progress away from that and move towards the better ideals and our better angels ofwhat was set out in the declaration of Independence in the constant well and that goes to our whole problem with the cancel culture is you're not progressing. You're not making any changes when you just take somebody and throw them away instead of talking to them and having those uncomfortable conversations and changing their point of view. Yeah. All right. I've got an update on the demon statue. Oh, is this the one in Vegas? Yes, Rich Johnson. Our friend in Vegas was telling us about this huge statue that was removed from the pool at the palms. First of all that thing needs a deep scrub. That thing has a lot Of love involved with it. I'm cleaning it up for Jesus. Yes, I am Kareen Shannon. But the defense statue away compact label. Muhammed has an update from the newsroom. A man has been found dead in his house in Whittier, which was getting fumigated. Officials say the place was filled with toxic chemicals, and the man seemed to think it was okay to walk inside yesterday. Washington D. C Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will issue an executive order late today, making facemasks mandatory outside of the home. Scientists. A stone tools from a cave in Mexico suggest people lived in North America much earlier than most scientists think. A study published in the journal Nature says tools in the cave Maybe more than 26,000 years old, about 10,000 years older than previous estimates. Researchers say ancient people might have used the cave as a winter shelter for short periods of time. We're checking out the five next quite hear from Mesa. The last few months have been tough on all of us. There's no denying that, but as we head down the road to recovery, just know that the mesa focus remains the same..
Algorithmic Injustices: Towards a Relational Ethics with Abeba Birhane
"Welcome to the Tuomo. Ai podcasts thank you so much for having me Sam. I'm really excited about this conversation. We had an opportunity to meet in person After a long while interacting on twitter at the most recent NRA conference in particular the black workshop. Where you not only presented your paper. Algorithm ick injustices toward a relational ethics Best Paper there and so. I'm looking forward to digging into that and some other topics but before we do that I would love to hear you kind of share a little bit about your background and I will mention for folks that are hearing the sirens in the background. While I mentioned that you are from University College Dublin. You happen to be in New York now at the ES Conference in association with AAA I and As folks might know it's hard to avoid sirens and construction in New York City so Just consider that background are mood mood. Ambience background sounds. Cosso your yes. How did you get started working in a ethics so my background is a cognitive science and particularly a part of cognitive science cord embodied cognitive science? Which is which has ruled. Seen A in cybernetics in thinking. The idea is to focus on on the on the social on the cultural on the historic In kind of view cooperation in continuity with the warrant with with historical background in that in as opposed to you know your your traditional approach to cognitive which just rates combination as something located in the brain or something formality. Something that can be computed so yet. So that's my background. Even during my master's I lean towards the AI. Ice I'd of Koebnick science the more I dave into it the more I much more attracted to the to the site to injustices to the social issues. And so the more deputy goes on the more. I find myself in the that they takes site. Was there a particular point that you realize that you're really excited about the ethics part in particular or did it just evolve for you? I think it just evolved. So when I started out at the end of my master's in at the start of the day my idea is that you know we have this new relatively new school at thing way of thinking which is imported Kokusai which I quite like very much because eighteen sizes you know ambiguous eighties in Messina and contingencies. As opposed to you know drawing create Clean Boundaries and so the idea is yes. I liked the idea of redefining competition. As something relational something inherently social and some think that is continually impacted in influenced by as our people ended the technologies. We use so the technology aspects. The technology end was my so initially. The idea is yes. Technology is constitutes aspect of aspect of article. You'll help the famous nineteen ninety eight thesis spy and Clark in the John Muir steak standard mind where they claimed in. The iphone is an extension of your mind so you can think of it that way and I was kind of advancing the same line of coats but the more identity into it the more I so yes ditch technology with its you know computing such as face recognition systems on the streets or your phone wherever yes it does. Impact in the does continually shape in reshape. Our mission in what it means to exist in the warrant. But what became more and more clear to me is that not everybody's impacted equally a the more privileged. You are the the more in control of at you are as to what can influence you end what you can avoid. So that's where I become more and more involved with the attic solve computation and its impact on cognition. The notion of privilege is something that flows throughout the work that you've presented at blackened. Ai Our make injustices paper and this idea. This construct of relational ethics what is relational ethics. And what are you getting at with it? Yeah so relational ethics is actually not a new thing. A A lot of people have terrorized about it and I have written about it but the the way I'm approaching it the way I'm using it is. It's I guess he kind of springs from at this restauration that for many folks who talk about ethics or or fairness or justice most of it comes down to constructing these needs formulation of fairness or at mathematical calculation of who should be included and Who SHOULD BE EXCLUDED? What kind of do we need that sort of stuff? So for me relational ethics is kind of. Let's let's leave that for a little bit late. Zoom out and see the bigger picture and instead of using technology to solve the problem stats emerged from Technology Self. So which which means censoring technology late instead center the people that are people `specially people that are disproportionately impacted by the limitations or the problems that arise with the development and implementation of Technology. So at there is a robust Research in economic fairness or go to speak injustice and the the pattern. Is that the more you are at the at the bottom of the intersection level. That missed further away from you are from you. Know your stereotypical White Sis. Gender made the more the bigger the negative impacts are on you ways there it's a classification or categorization or whether it's being scaled in scored for by hiring algorithms or looking for housing or anything like that at that the Maury move away from that stereotypical category status score the more. The HABE that they embarked his own use. So the idea of relational ethics is kind of to to to take from that perspective to to take that as a starting point so these are the groups are these are the individuals that are an much more likely to be acted so in order to put them at at advantage or in order to protect their welfare. What do we need to do? So the it's died is to start from there and then ask for wishing instead of saying here we have this technology or we have these Saito Algorithms constellations. How do we apply them? Or how do we then use them to to you? Know for Beta or a fair outcome and sometimes the answer you arrive at. Is that a particular technology. Shouldn't exist in a given form. Yeah right exactly exactly. So I think one of the downsides of an obsessively working on and some matrices or some equations on fairness is that you forgot. Forget to ask in the first place do we. Should we even do this in the first place and I think some people have articulated this really? Well you can think of this. In terms of that you know face recognition systems that are becoming very normalized in common spatial in the states. Do you feed at your face. Recognition Algorithms with diverse data in order. So that it recognizes everybody equally or do you stop and think do we actually need face recognition systems in the first place.
"john muir" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Am seated on a grant hill slope that leans back back against the sky like a picture amid the wide waves of Greenwood. There are spots of autumnal yellow and the atmosphere to has the dawning of autumn in colors and sounds the soft light of morning falls upon ripening forests of Oak and Elm Walnut and Hickory and all nature is thoughtful and Calm Alm Kentucky is the greenest Lee Feast State. I have yet seen the Sea of soft temperate. Plant Green is deepest here comparing volumes of a vegetable verger in different countries to a wedge. The thick end would be in the forests of Kentucky. The other in the Lichens and mosses of the north this this furniture wedgewood not be perfect in its lines from Kentucky it would maintain its kness long and well in passing the level forests of Indiana and Canada from the Maples and Pines of Canada. It would slope rapidly to the bleak. Arctic kills with Dwarf Birches and alters fence it would then out in a long edge among hardy lichens and liverworts and mosses to the dwelling places of Everlasting Frost far the grandest of all Kentucky Kentucky plans are her noble exce- the hair the master existences of her exuberant forests. Here is is the Eden. The Paradise of Oaks passed the Kentucky Line towards evening and obtained food food and shelter from a thrifty Tennessee farmer after he had made use of all the ordinary anti hospitable arguments since off cautious comfortable families September tenth escaped from a heap of uncork Kindness to the generous bosom of the woods after a few miles of level ground in luxuriant tangles uprooting vines. I began the ascent of the Cumberland Mountains. The first real mountains that my foot ever touched changed or is beheld. The ascent was by nearly regular zigzag slope mostly covered up like a tunnel by overarching arching oaks but there were a few openings where the Glorious Forest Road of Kentucky was grandly seen stretching coaching over hill and valley adjusted to every slope and curve by the hands of nature the most sublime and comprehensive picture that ever entered my eyes reached the summit in six or seven hours a strangely a long period of upgrade work to one accustomed only to the hill icke levels of Wisconsin and adjacent states and with that we've reached the end of this first leg of our journey with John Muir and his his thousand mile walk to the golf. I think we'll leave the rest of the nine hundred miles for another evening. Hopefully you're no longer awake to hear this. But if you are and you'd like to read this work for yourself you'll find a link to a free e Book version from Project Aged Gutenberg in the show description. If you'd like to connect or suggest boring book you'd like to hear read the best place. Nice to catch me on twitter at boring books pod. I'd love to hear from you. Thank you so much for joining me this evening until our next boring book.
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"The walls and Rim of this natural reservoir were finely carved and flowered word Bush's leaned over it with shading leaves and beautiful ferns and mosses or in rows and and she beats on its slopes and shelves lingered here a long happy while pressing specimens winds and printing. This beauty into memory arrived about noon at Mumford. Fell was soon discovered covered and examined by Mr Mumford himself a pioneer and father of the village. He is a surveyor has is held all country offices and every seeker of roads and lands applies to him for information. He regards hearts all the villagers as his children and all strangers who in turn for advil as his own visitors. Of course he the inquired my business destination et CETERA and invited me to his house after refreshing me with Pars I. He complacently covered the table with bits of rocks plants et cetera things new and old which he had gathered in his surveying hang walks and supposed to be full of scientific interest. He informed me that all scientific men applied to him. MM for information. And as I was a botanist he either possessed or ought to possess the knowledge I was seeking and and so are received long lessons concerning roots and herbs for every mortal ill thanking my benefactor for his kindness I escaped to the fields and followed a railroad along the base of Grant Hill Ridge as evening came on all the dwellings I found seemed to repel me and I could not muster courage enough to ask entertainment of any of them took refuge in a log schoolhouse that stood on a hillside beneath stately lately oaks and slept on the softest looking of the bench is September sixth started at the earliest birdsong in hopes of seeing the great mammoth cave before evening overtook an old man Dan driving an ox team road with him a few miles and had some interesting chat concerning war wild fruits the woods et cetera arrived at Horse Cave about ten miles from the Great Cave. The entrance is by along easy slope of several hundred yards. It seems like a noble gateway to the birthplace of Springs and fountains and the dark treasuries of the mineral kingdom. This cave is in a village of the same name which supplies with an abundance ends of cold water and cold air that issues from its fern clad lips in hot weather crowds of people said set about it in the shade of the trees that guarded. This magnificent fan is capable of cooling. Everybody in the town at once. Those who live near lofty mountains may climb to who whether in a day or two. But the overheated Kentuckians can find a patch of cool climate in almost every Glenn in the state the villager accompanied me said that Horse Cave Save had never been fully explored but that it was several miles in length. At least he told me that he had never been at Cathal cave that it was not worth going ten miles to see as it was nothing but a hole in the ground and I found that his was no rare case. He was one of the useful practical men to wise to waste precious time with weeds. Needs Caves fossils or anything else that he could not eat arrived at the great. Mammoth Cave Steve. I was surprised to find it. In so complete naturalness a large hotel with fine walks and gardens this near it but fortunately the cave has been unimproved and were it not for the narrow trail that leads down the glen into its door. One would not know that it had been visited their house rooms and halls whose entrances give but slight light hint of their grandeur and so also this magnificent hall in the Mineral Kingdom of Kentucky has a door comparatively small and unpromising one might pass within a few yards of it without noticing it a strong cool breeze issues constantly from it creating a northern climate for the ferns that adorn its rocky front. I don't I never before. Saw Nature's grandeur in so abrupt contrast with paltry artificial gardens for the fashionable hotel. Grounds are an exact parlor taste with many beautiful plant cultivated to deformity. Maddie and arranged in strict geometrical beds the whole pretty affair a laborious failure when side it by side with divine beauty. The trees around the mouth of the cave are smooth and tall and bent forward word at the bottom then straight upwards only butter not seems by its angular naughty branches to sympathize thighs with and belong to the cave with a fine growth of says up terrace and hypnotism started for Glasgow. Junction got belated in the hill woods enquired my way at a farmhouse and was invited needed to stay overnight in a rare hearty hospitable manner engaged familiar running talk on politics. Wchs wartimes in theology the Old Kentucky and seemed to take a liking to me and advised me to stay in these hills. Dell's until next spring assuring me that I would find much to interest me in and about the great cave also that he he was one of the school officials and was sure that I could obtain their school for the winter term. I sincerely thanked him for his kind. Signed plans but pursued my own September seven left the hospitable Kentucky ends ends with their sincere good wishes and borough way southward again through the deep Greenwood's in noble forests wrists all day. Some mistletoe for the first time part of the day I traveled with the Kentucky in from near Birks Fell Dell. He spoke to all he met with familiar. Kindly greetings addressing them always uncles and aunts all travellers when meets on these roads white and black male and female travel on horseback. Glasgow is one of the few southern towns that shows ordinary American life at night with the well to do farmer. You're September eighth deep green bossy. See of waving flowing hilltops corn and cotton and tobacco fields scattered. Here and there. I had imagined that a cotton field in flower flower was something magnificent but cotton is a course rough straggling unhappy looking plant. Not Half as good looking as a field of Irish potatoes. The scenery on approaching the Cumberland River becomes still grander. birks will in beautiful location is him. Bosom D- in a glorious array of verdant flowing hills the cumberland must be a happy stream. I think I could enjoy traveling with it in the midst of such beauty all my life. This evening I could find unwilling to take me in and sold lay down on a hillside and fell asleep muttering praises to the happy abounding beauty of Kentucky. September ninth breath another day. In the most favoured province of bird and flower many rapid streams flowing in beautiful full flower boarded canyons. Im- Bosom D- intense. Words.
"john muir" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"In Perusing cruising this journal the reader will miss the literary finish which Mr Mueller was accustomed to give to his later writings. This this fact calls for no excuse. Not only are we dealing here with the earliest product of his pen. But with impressions and Observations Survey Shins written down hastily during pauses in his Long March. He apparently intended to use this raw all material at some time for another book if the record as it stands lacks finish and adornment it. It also possesses the immediacy and the freshness of first impressions the sources which. I have used in preparing this volume. All you are three. Fold one the original Journal of which the first half contained many intern linear revisions and expansions actions and a considerable number of rough pencil sketches of plants trees scenery and notable adventures to a wide spaced type written rough copy of the Journal. Apparently enlarge part dictated to inaugura for it is only slightly. Revised and comparison with the original journal shows many significant omissions and additions wins. Three two separate elaborations of his experiences in Savannah when he camped there for a week. In the bonaventure graveyard throughout my work upon the primary and secondary materials I was impressed with the scrupulous purpose. Fidelity with which adhered to the facts and impressions sat down in the original journal. Readers of mirrors writings need scarcely be told that this book autobiographically bridges the period between the story of my Boyhood Boyhood and youth and my first summer in the Sierra however one span of the bridge was lacking lacking for the journal ends with Mr Moore's arrival in San Francisco about the first of April eighteen sixty eight while while his first summer in the Sierra was that of eighteen sixty nine by excerpt from a letter a summary account of his first visit is it to Yosemite and including a description of Twenty hill hollow where he spent a large part of his first year in California -Fornia the connection is made complete. The last chapter was first published as an article. In the overland monthly of July eighteen seventy two a revised copy of the printed article found found among Muir's literary effects has been made the basis of the chapter on Twenty Hill Hollow as it appears in this this volume William Frederick Bandai a thousand Mile Walk to the Golf Golf Chapter One Kentucky forests and caves. I had long. I've been looking from the wildwoods and gardens of the northern states to those of the warm south and at last all draw backs overcome. I set forth from Indianapolis on the first day of September eighteen sixty seven Kevin Joyful and free on a thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf.
"john muir" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"It is much as it prevented him from. Carrying bring out his foolhardy plan of penetrating the tropical jungles of South America along the Andes to a tributary of the Amazon John and then floating down the river on a raft to the Atlantic as readers of the Journal will perceive. He Clung to this intention even during his convalescence at Cedar Keys and in Cuba in a letter dated the eighth of November. You're he describes himself as just creeping about getting plants and strength after my fever then he asks asks his correspondent to direct letters to New Orleans Louisiana he writes. I shall have to go there for a boat to South America I do not yet know which point in South America I had better go and quote his hope defined find their a boat for south. America explains an otherwise mystifying letter in which he requested his brother David to send him a certain and some of money by American Express horder to New Orleans as a matter of fact he did not go into Louisiana China at all either because he learned that. No southbound ship was available at the mouth of the Mississippi or because the unexpected appearance of the island bell in the harbor of Cedar Keys caused him to change his plans in later for years Mr Moore himself strongly disparaged the wisdom of his plans with respect to South America as may be seen in the chapter that deals with his Cuban so turn the judgment their expressed was led penciled into his journal during a reading reading of it long afterwards nevertheless the Andes and the South American forests continued to fascinate his imagination as his letter show for many years after he came to California when the long defer her journey to South America was finally made in nineteen eleven forty four years after the first attempt he Wims Ikley spoke of it as the fulfillment of those youthful dreams that moved him to undertake his thousand mile. Walk to the Golf Mr. You're always recalled with gratitude. The Florida friends who nursed him through his long and serious illness in eighteen. Ninety eight while traveling through the south on a forest inspection tour with his friend Charles. SPRAGUE SPRAGUE's sergeant. He took occasion to revisit the scenes of his early adventures. It may be of interest to quote some some sentences from letters written at that time to his wife and to his sister Sarah quote. I have been down the east side side of the Florida peninsula. Along the Indian river through the palm and pine forests to Miami and thence to key West I and the south most keys stretching out towards Cuba returning I crossed over to the west coast by Palanca. Cut To Cedar keys on my old track made thirty one years ago in search of the Hudson's who nursed me through my long attack of fever. Mr Hodgson died long ago. Also the eldest son with whom I used to go boating among the keys while slowly convalescing and quote he then tells how he found Mrs Hodgson and and the rest of the family at Archer they had long thought him dead and were naturally very much surprised to see him. Mrs Hodgson was in her garden and he recognized her though the years had altered her appearance. Let us give his own account of the meeting quote. I asked her if she knew me. No I don't she said tell. Tell me Your name Muir. I replied John Muir my California John Muir she almost screamed I said yes John Muir and you know I promised to return and visit you in about twenty five years and though so I am a little late six or seven years. I've done the best. I could the eldest boy and girl remembered the stories. Yes I told them and when they read about the Muir glacier they felt sure it must have been named for me. I stopped at Archer chur about four hours and the way we talked over old times. You may imagine and quote from Savannah Vanna on the same trip. He wrote quote here is where I spent a hungry weary yet. Happy Week camping in bonaventure graveyard. Thirty one years ago many changes I am told have been made. It's graves and avenues of late. And how many in my life.
"john muir" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"After reciting illustrations of Nature's periodicity of the ebbs and flows of tides. And the Pulse Ation Shen of other forces visible and invisible. He observes that quote so also there are. Tides adds not only in the affairs of men but in the primal thing of life itself in some persons the the impulse being slight is easily obeyed or overcome but in others it is constant and cumulative cumulative in action until its power is sufficient to over master all impediments and to accomplish the full measure sure of its demands for many a year I have been impelled toward the Lord's Tropic Gardens of the south many influences have tended to blunt or berry this constant longing but it has outlived and overpowered them. All and quote Muir's love of nature was so largely a part of his religion that he naturally chose Biblical phraseology when he sought a vehicle for his feelings. No profit of old could have taken his call more serious play or have entered upon his mission more fervently during the long days of his confinement in a dark room he he had opportunity for much reflection he concluded that life was too brief and uncertain. And Time too you precious to waste upon belts and saws that while he was pottering a wagon factory God was this making a world and he determined that if his eyesight was spared he would devote the remainder of his life to a study study of the process thus the previous bent of his habits and studies and the sobering thoughts induced by one of the bitterest interest experiences of his life combined to send him on the long journey recorded in these pages. Some autobiographical notes found among his papers furnish interesting additional details about the period between his is released from the dark room anticipate archer for the south. He says quote as soon yes. I got out into Heaven's light. I started on another long excursion. Making haste with all my heart to store my mind with the Lord's beauty and thus be ready for any faint light or dark and it was from this time that my long continuous wanderings may be said to have fairly commenced. I obeyed you too. Mechanical inventions determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God. I I went home to Wisconsin but nizing by the way to take leave of my father and mother brothers and sisters all of whom were still living near portage. I also visited the neighbors. I had known as a boy renewed nude way acquaintance with them after an absence of several years and paid each oth- formal goodbye when they asked where I was going. I said Oh I don't know. Just anywhere in the wilderness southward. I have already had glorious. Glimpses of the Wisconsin Iowa Michigan Indiana and Canada wilderness. is now I propose to go south and see something of the vegetation of the warm end of the country and if possible to wander far enough into South America to see tropical vegetation in all its Palmy glory. The neighbors wished me well advised me to be careful of my health and reminded handed me that the swamps in the south were full of malaria. I stopped overnight at the home of an old scotch lady who had long been my friend and was now particularly motherly in good wishes and advice. I told her that as as I was sauntering along the road justice the Sun was going down. A- I heard darling. speckled breast sparrow singing the day's done the day's done. Well John My dear lady she replied Your Day will never for be done. There is no end to the kind of studies you like so well but there is an end to mortal strength of body and mind to all that mortals can accomplish. You are sure to go on and on but I want you you to remember the fate of Hugh Miller. She was one of the finest examples I ever knew of a kind kind generous great hearted Scotch woman and quote the formal leave taking from family and neighbors burs indicates his belief that he was partying from home and friends for a long time on Sunday. The first after September eighteen sixty seven. Mr Muir said goodbye also to his Indianapolis friends and went by Rail Jeffersonville where he spent the night. The next morning he crossed the river walked through. lavelle and struck southward word to the state of Kentucky. A letter written a week later among the hills of Bear Creek. Seven miles southeast of burks Ville Kentucky shows that he had covered about twenty five miles a day. He says quote I walked from Louisville a distance of one hundred and seventy miles and my feet are sore. But oh I am paid for all all my toil a thousand times over. I am in the woods on a hilltop with my back against a mosque clad log aug-. I wish you could see my last evenings bedroom. The Sun has been among the tree tops for more than an hour. You're the do is nearly all taken back and the shade in these hill. Basins is creeping away into the unbroken broken strongholds of the grand old forests. I have enjoyed the trees and scenery of Kentucky exceedingly. Dingley how shall I ever tell of the miles and miles of beauty. That have been flowing into me in such which measure these lofty curving ranks of low wing. Swelling hills these concealed the old valleys of fathomless verger and these lordly trees with the nursing sunlight glancing in their leaves upon the outlines of the magnificent masses of shade and bosom among their wide branches. These are cut into my memory to go with me forever. I was a few miles South Lavelle when I planned my journey. I spread out my map under a tree and made up my mind to go through Kentucky Tennessee Georgia to Florida thence just to Cuba thence to some part of South America but it will be only a hasty walk I am thankful however however for so much my route will be through Kingston and Madisonville Tennessee and through Blair's fell and Gainesville Georgia. Aw please write me gains fell. I am terribly let her hungry. I hardly dare to think of home and friends friends and quote in editing the journal I have endeavoured by use of all the available evidence to trail Mr Moore as closely as possible on maps of the eighteen sixties as well as on the most recent state and topographical Oh maps. The one used by him has not been found and probably is no longer in existence. Only about twenty two towns and cities are mentioned in his journal. This constitutes a very small number when one considers what's the distance he covered. Evidently he was so absorbed in the plant life of the region traversed that he paid no heed towns and perhaps avoided them whenever possible. The sickness which overtook you in Florida was probably I believe a malarial kind. Although he describes it under different names it was no doubt a misfortune in itself and severe test for his vigorous constitution but it was also a blessing in disguise..
"john muir" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Introduction John Muir Earth Planet Universe. These words are written on the inside cover of the notebook from which the contents it's of this volume have been taken. They reflect the mood in which the late author and explorer undertook his thousand thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf of Mexico a half century ago. No less does this refreshingly cosmopolitan colloton address which might have startled any finder of the book. Reveal the temper and the comprehensiveness of Mr. Moore's mind mind. He never was and never could be a parochial student of nature even at the early age of twenty nine his eager interest in every aspect of the natural world had made him a citizen of the universe. Wow this was by far the longest botanical excursion. which Mr Muir made in his earlier years it it was by no means the only one he had bought an is around the Great Lakes in Ontario and through parts of Wisconsin Jason Indiana and Illinois on these expeditions? He had disciplined himself to endure hardship for his. The notebooks disclosed the fact that he often went hungry and slept in the woods or on the open prairies with no cover except the clothes he wore. He writes in some unpublished biographical notes quote. Often Times Times I had to sleep out without blankets and also without supper or breakfast but usually I had no great difficulty. Not In finding a loaf of bread in the widely scattered clearings of the farmers with one of these big backwoods lobes. I was able to wander many along. Wild mile freeze. The winds. In the glorious forests and bogs gathering plants plants and feeding on God's abounding inexhaustible spiritual beauty bread only once in my long Canada hinted wanderings was the deep piece of the Wilderness savagely broken. It happened in the Maple Woods about midnight when I was cold and my fire was low. I was awakened by the awfully dismal. Howling of the wolves and got up in haste aced to replenish the fire and quote? It was not therefore a new species of adventure upon which Mr Intramural embarked when he started on his southern foot tour. It was only a new response to the lure of those favorite studies. He's which he had already pursued over uncounted miles of virgin western forests and prairies. Indeed indeed had it not been for the accidental injury to his right eye. In the month of March eighteen sixty seven he probably would have started. It's somewhat earlier than he did in a letter to Indianapolis friends on the day. After the accident he refers mournfully due to the interruption of a long cherished plan. He writes quote for weeks. I have daily consulted that maps in locating a route through the southern states. The West indies South America and Europe up a tentacle journey. He studied for years. And so my mind has long been an glow with visions of the glories of a tropical flora. But Alas I am half blind my right eye trained to minute. Analysis is lost and I have scarce heart to open the other had. This journey been accomplished. The stock of very beauty acquired would have made me willing to shrink into any corner of the world however obscure and however remote end quote the injury to his. I proved to be less serious than he added. I supposed in June. He was writing to a friend quote. I have been reading and bought nizing for some weeks and find that for such work. I am not very much disabled. I leave Indianapolis for home tomorrow. Accompanied by Merrill. Moores a little friend of mine we will go ooh Decatur Illinois thence northward through the wide prairies. But nizing a few weeks by the way I hope to go south south towards the end of the summer and has this will be a journey that I know very little about. I hope to profit by your console before setting Out and quote in an account written after the excursion he says quote I was eager to see Illinois prairies. On my way home so we went to decatur near the center of the State Thence North to portage Kerak forward and Janesville. I bought Nice one week on the prairie about seven miles. Southwest of Peggy. Tanakahe her to me. All plants are more precious than before my poor. I is not better nor worse. A cloud loud is over it but in gazing over the whitest landscapes. I am not always sensible of its presence and quote by the end of August. Mr Muir was back again in Indianapolis he had found it convenient to spend a potential handed. Go Week among his university friends in Madison so keen was his interest in plants. At this time that an inner full of five hours spent in Chicago was promptly turned to account in a search for them quote. I did not find find many plants in her tumultuous streets only a few grassy plants of wheat and two or three species of weeds. amaranth breath purse lane carpet. We'd etc the weeds I suppose for man to walk upon the wheat to feed him him. I saw some green algae but no mosses some of the latter. I expected to see on wet walls and in seems on the pavements but I suppose that the manufacturer smoke and the terrible noise are too great for the heartiest of them mm-hmm. I wish I knew where I was going. Doomed to be carried of the spirit into the Wilderness. I suppose I wish I could be more moderate in my desires but I cannot and so there is no rest.
"john muir" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
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"john muir" Discussed on CritterCast
"Don't they squeak yeah week like i mean like mere cat so there's not really there's not really anything else. That sounds quite like a mere cat zones but yeah they squeak and it's extra extricate. I'll have after put an astound by yet. It's super super cute adorable <hes> yeah and so that's kind of like that's kind of the big thing about their diet you know they. They're just very impressive than that. I think it's really cool that yeah because it's just so smart to like evolution was like you know what we live. In an the area that's populated by so many different specie ryan were small little things were we live in big groups and we need to eat a lot. You know to keep where things so. How do we combat nature competition. Oh well we'll just he thinks there's no competition for perfect brilliant they it's like they could just four first themselves to that. Nobody else likes they're. They're like when my my brother and me when we were growing up my mom mom would always ciller candy but we both figured out that she doesn't like gummy candy. Oh that was our favorite. You like whatever it's fine. You're not even eighty. My states my favorite. I don't even like chalk you liars. You knew such you're trying to get. I mind trick trick. Your mom and i'm sure it didn't work out well for you know it just met we got less chocolate still gosh darn. She was like well if you don't like it. I'm just going to eat even more more yeah. She's always outsmarted about. You know that's what moms do. It's their jaws actually obligation seeing of that isn't the other amazing thing about cats is they're really complicated but also kinda simplistic family structure and are with their mommas. Yes they're matriarchal. Patriarchal society may is the bosses yeah so a mere cat group oop despite near cap manner always referring it to as as a family or a pack it is in fact call the mob any grouping of mea cats living together together is called a mob. You know we don't really understand who determines this or who decides but right. It seems like if you had a group of women in charge together. You should name it. Something more female centric than right also just like mabus office has such a negative connotation to it and like right and it's not descriptive really they're just living in a group like they're not doing anything negative eh just trying to their life but <hes> but each mob will actually consists of multiple different family groups so unlike way. It's portrayed john muir cap manner where it's like. Here's this mom here all her offspring and all their offspring and their one group that way sometimes but it's totally totally plausible and frequent that a mob will actually have like two to three different genetic lines <hes> oh well that's smart there will still usually be one breeding pair that is higher than all the rest that is dominant and of the outgoing pair. The female will the one that takes charge who because she's the one in charge. Let's be real but i mean we all know who wears the pants in america right right and also. Let's be real like most families. Men may think they're in charge but are they were. I mean if you want it to be well. Planned out excited accents organized. You put in charge but it's fine. It's fine. It's but yeah. What's what's really cool. I think though is aside it from having like one dominant breeding pair. The rest of the mob just kind of like is is what it is like. There's no hierarchy or structure beneath that. There's no beta mega any of those other weird greek okay right. It's just hey we're kind of in charge here and everybody else is here and we all do our part like okay. That's why they live in groups nice so it's more like a commune real yeah really yeah you and you'll have your leaders who are just kind of you know there to organize the chaos but like nice well they can't. They can't just be like fully anarchists. They have to have a little bit of order order and that's where your dominant breeding pair comes in now the most part the reason that mere cats live in groups. It's not just because they're like lovey..