The art of Mother Nature during an earthquake.


West By Northwest
online magazine

April & May
Late Spring, 2001

New issue will be online June 6, 2001

Northwest online magazine, a progressive, bimonthly journal 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 its potential.

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.

Book Reviews

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,
Early April Morning.

Art, Poetry & Photography

Wings by Doug Tanoury.

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 Zone.

West By Northwest Online Store has your favorite cards, art, books, computers, pet supplies, food and more.

SETI@home: Join the West by Northwest SETI team to help look for ET.

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Our Vision

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.

Early Spring 2001
Norman Solomon - Obstinate Memory and the Pursuit of the Present & Fighting AIDS in Africa and Brazil.   Disaster Preparedness and Your Animals - Kimball Lewis.
African Notebook: Going to the Beach - Alma Cunningham   Elizabeth Engstrom - "Charlie's Grave."
Arthur Jones - "World Holds Its Polluted Breath."   Ryan Ramon - "The Farm."
Peg Morton and Michael Carrigan - Vigil to Close the School of the Americas.   1000 Friends of Oregon hail Court Decision on Measure 7.
Peter DeFazio (D-OR) - Election Reform Commission.   Pacific NW Sacred Harp Singing Convention Feb 24-25
Norman Solomon - 50 Years Later, The Tragedy of Nuclear Tests in Nevada & From Global South's Side Of The Media Looking Glass.   Stan Thompson - My Life In The Twentieth Century, Part 4, "Turkey, Where East Meets West."
Joseph Kinney   "Happy Birthday, Kathy" - Barbara Kelley.
David Freeman begins a 225 mile six week wilderness trip with his dog, Tundra: school classes can join him.   Peg Morton - same old School of Assassins.
James Gleick   "Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
Lois Barton - Cauldron Tales & Old Stumps.   Nature photographer/ meditator Ginger Thompson
Chamel Raghu   Woody Carey - "Cult of Personality"
Guy Weese's Photography  

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