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So far Trebbe Johnson has created 273 blog entries.

Global Day of Mourning

On January 11, 2020 a 61-year-old man from Wuhan, China became the first reported casualty of coronavirus. Since then this lethal disease has infected more than 50 million people worldwide and killed more than 1 [...]

But the Trees Never Came Back

Sometimes the places in our lives that have been damaged become so familiar that we almost forgot how sad and angry we were when they were first damaged. We pass them every day, dulled to [...]

Pitcher Plants & Other Great Teachers

When we’re challenged by hard times—environmental, social, personal—nature can offer valuable lessons on how to endure. In her book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, about growing up in rural Georgia, Janisse Ray describes the life lessons she [...]

The Beauty Impulse

No matter what’s knocked us down or how long we’ve been there, we can not only survive but thrive. Flattened by grief—ecological, social, personal—we can still be pierced by beauty, wonder, and delight. These gifts [...]

The Resilience of Green

I am sitting on a fold-up chair at the top of the asphalt driveway which brings us halfway up the mountain to where our house sits. The house was built in 1987, and the driveway [...]

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