"On the Wing" by Koson at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
(Ikeda Sanshin of Japan, 1801-1866) from the book
100 of the World's Most Beautiful Paintings
, 1966, published by R.T.V. Sales
Also visit
Portland Art Museum for current show on Japanese art.


West By Northwest
online magazine

February & March

Early Spring 2002

Happy New Year of the Horse and welcome to West By Northwest online magazine, a progressive, bimonthly journal of rural and city life, ecology, arts and letters from a Northwest prospective. This Early Spring issue is dedicated to the memory of Gery Hubbe, a man who spread songs and love wherever he went.

Voices for the World
Mary Robinson speaks: Globalization Has to Take Human Rights into Account.

Voices of Peace
Highlights of Voices of Peace include:
New excerpts from an article by
Salman Rushdie.

Starhawk and friends celebrate the ancient festival of
Brigid in New York at the World Economic Forum.

Peg Morton Makes her annual
Pilgrimage to Fort Benning.

David Graeber asks
What Real Globalization Would Mean.

Coming soon! Dr. Andreas Toupadakis' Notebook
And more.

Voices of the Nation
Kevin reminds us Global Warming Is Real.

Norman Solomon wonders
What Happens To Music?

Evan Woodward on
Public Education: The Next Corporate Battleground?

Powell's Dave Wiech Interview
Gretel Ehrlich on Greenland in This Cold Heaven. Coming soon!

Voices of the Northwest
Mary Zemke writes about
a proposed power plant near Smith Rock State Park in Let's Stop Cogentrix and Crooked River Ranch Agrees.
Check out online petition.

Michael Nuess rewrites the equation for Peace, Prosperity and Energy.

Murray Reiss on British Columbia's citizens struggle to
Saving Salt Springs Island: Why did it succeed?

Nona Glazer examines Pickets and Policy:A Brief Look at the Current Crisis in Public and Private Health Insurance and Care.

Norman Maxwell updates us on the Fire Road "legal lot" citizens' struggle with photo of
"Lake Lorane". He needs your opinion, Faithful Readers.

Jan Spencer gives the Citizens' State of the City (Eugene) Report on Livability.

Ryan Ramon's
Life on the Forty-fifth Parallel -- Making Magic, Myth, and Money at the Movies.

New Fiction:
Elizabeth Engstrom spins a tight tale of suspense in
Harvest Home.

Barbara S.Thompson's soul searching autobiography,
My Life, a journey of a woman of the 20th century, Chapter 2.

Voices of Spencer Creek Valley

Lois Barton's Sunnyside of Spencer Butte looks at
The Good Old Days? that was here not so long ago.

M.G. Hudson's
Spencer Creek Journal records a story about geese, the County and the Electric Co-op.

Best of the Web
Introducing WxNW.org Web-Wise Links to great articles and sites such as "Enron's Board Should Have Known Better", "Global Warming Is Real", commentary with web sites, highlights of the Scout Report, "Patriot Registration" and more.

Art, Photography
and Poems

Karen Lundblad photographs
A Spring Meditation on Camas.

Edie Self offers a set of five haiku that share words. See
Summer at Grandma's.

That Photo Guy, Guy Weese, snaps his shutters with dazzling results!

"A Class Apart": Insect Drawings by Stephanie Korschun, Coming Soon!


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