New issue will be online June 6, 2001
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of rural and city life, ecology, arts and letters from a Northwest perspective. Thanks
to the growing e-community of readers and contributors West By Northwest is becoming
Late Spring, the season of storms and blue skies tumbling over the valleys and mountains
of the Pacific Northwest, is here and we are praying for more rain. Whoever thought
that the two and four web-footed and finned friends would be needing more rain in
this region at this time of year! Many people are convinced that we are experiencing
the effects of global warming -- changes that will influence our lives and climates
for centuries to come. The decisions policy makers will implement may make the difference
between wise coping and a headlong fall into an ecological emergency on an unprecedented
scale. We hope the 'zine is becoming a source of information and inspiration for
transformation necessary to survive and thrive inside the context of nature and wiser
technology, not against nature.
Voices for the World
Mary Gallinger recently returned from Honduras and filed A Limon Journey
with photos on medical relief.
Norman Solomon looks at the U.S.-China
Dispute, From Other Side of Media Window, The Digital promise of a global village, Bad News Bears Change Tone of Media Script.
Voices of the Nation
To Kill or Not to Kill. Is that the
Question? A look behind the curtain of America's Animal
Shelters and the facts about euthanasia. By Kimball Lewis
Moxie and the African Queen by Elizabeth Engstrom.
Ryan Ramon spooks us with a tale of "The Farm."
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.
Truth may be more complex than fiction: here is Stan Thompson's saga of bittersweet
life and technology, My Life In The Twentieth Century, Chapter 5, Washington, D.C. and Howard University.
The Day of the Quake by Nathan Morgan.
Letters to the Editor
To Grandmothers House We Go ...
tra la la By Lorna Manderscheid.
Dave Weich interviews Deepak Chopra.
Voices of Spencer Creek Valley
Lois Barton, local historian and poet, writes about life On The Sunnyside of Spencer
Butte in Spring in Rural Western Oregon, The Snows of Spring,
and Early April Morning.
Art, Poetry & Photography
Sam & His Amazing Catch by M.G. Hudson.
The Northwestness Of Spring by Patricia Frank.
A perfectly puzzling poem by Woody Carey, "Cult of Personality" that is so right.
Paintings and sketches by Chamel Raghu, a new artist in the West.
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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Our range of emphasis corresponds to the historic bio-region of the Pacific Northwest
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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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