Welcome to West By Northwest online magazine,
a progressive, bimonthly journal of rural and city life, ecology, arts and letters
from a Northwest perspective.
Winter in the valleys of the Pacific
Northwest maritime region is short, while the spring is a long, long affair with
Mother Earth. In the mountains and east in the Great Basin, Winter still rules. But
here, Spring starts early. The ancient Asians on the other side of the Pacific had
it right. Truely, this is the new year. In this Early Spring issue of WxNW, we are
celebrating our love of each other, of mothers and children, of animals, and of Earth.
Voices for the World
Norman Solomon reviews the recent history of the media and the
national memory in Obstinate Memory
and the Pursuit of the Present. And he looks at at Fighting AIDS in Africa and Brazil.
The second of a series: African
Notebook: Going to the Beach,by Alma Cunningham
Arthur Jones, editor of the National Catholic Review writes how the
"World Holds Its Polluted Breath."
Peg Morton and Michael Carrigan report on the annual Vigil to Close the School of the Americas.
Voices of the Nation
Peter DeFazio (D-OR), our voice in the other Washington,
calls for an Election Reform
Social/media critic Norman Solomon -- 50 Years Later, The Tragedy of Nuclear Tests in Nevada
and From Global South's Side
Of The Media Looking Glass.
Disaster Preparedness and Your Animals, Remembering the Flood(s) of 1996 by Kimball Lewis.
Elizabeth Engstrom's new fiction explores love and family roots in "Charlie's Grave."
Ryan Ramon spooks us with a tale of "The
Voices of the Northwest
1000 Friends of Oregon hail Court
Decision on Measure 7. This ballot measure was crafted
to gut model land use laws.
Pacific NW Sacred Harp Singing Convention Feb 24-25
Like a long-running play on Broadway, people around the world keep coming to Mary
DeDanan's Living the Labyrinth.
Truth may be more complex than fiction: here is Stan Thompson's saga of bittersweet
life and technology, My Life In The Twentieth Century, Part 4, "Turkey, Where East Meets West."
Mother love: "Happy Birthday,
Kathy" is a mother's ode by Barbara Kelley.
Letters to the Editor
Joseph Kinney's plea for a saner world where life matters.
David Freeman begins a 225 mile six week wilderness trip with his dog, Tundra: school
classes can join him.
writes about the newly named, same old School of Assassins.
The editor's favorite saint taught the western world to rethink our relationship
to creation. We revisit an old favorite that is always timely, "Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
James Gleick talks with Dave Weich about the nature of Time.
Voices of Spencer Creek Valley
Lois Barton, local historian and poet, writes about life On The Sunnyside of Spencer
Butte in Cauldron Tales. Also visit Old
Art, Poetry & Photography
Another kind of Mother love: Nature photographer/ meditator Ginger Thompson creates a vibrant medium for communing
with Mother Earth.
A perfectly puzzling poem by Woody Carey, "Cult of Personality" that is so right.
Two paintings by Chamel Raghu, a new artist in the West
By popular demand we continue to present an amazing visual treat for our readers.
East Coast artist Harry
Bartnick's aerial paintings looks at the issue of "urban-forest"
Guy Weese's Photography, That Photo Guy springs into visual action. Also a new link to that great
art co-op, the Photo
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|"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our
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- Governor George W. Bush
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Who are the readers united by reading West by Northwest? We see you as seekers
of truth and joy, hope and dynamic democracy. You believe that life and love are
essential. You love to explore the world of ideas and places in person and in your
armchair. You care passionately about the fate of humanity as well as the planet's.
You support good causes as best you can. You know we must find peace and justice
for all beings, especially we humans who have such a profound effect upon this world
(and maybe others) and each other. You seek a wide community of committed world citizens
who work in their own "back yards" to make a difference. You read West
by Northwest because you know that from the particular to the
universal is a matter of a few degrees of the compass.
Our range of emphasis corresponds to the historic bio-region of the Pacific Northwest
which stretches from the coast of Big Sur, California to Southern Alaska and points
in-between. This is the area of the world we shall look at through the lens of our
own 'observatory' based in Spencer Creek Valley, Oregon. Spencer Creek Valley is
not on the maps but is a very real place whose people face many of the issues of
people all over the world including the challenge of change and preservation.
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