Welcome to West By Northwest online magazine,
an independent, progressive, bimonthly journal of rural and city life, ecology, arts
and letters from a Northwest perspective. We are happy to welcome some new contributors,
especially Mike Connelly, a fine writer from where the Eastern Cascades' mountain pines meets high
desert and inland marshes, the areas we call the other Oregons, where issues about
water have become a matter of life and death.
We are grateful to our regular contributors who have helped make West By Northwest.org
a venue for the "down-to-earth" talents in our own backyards. Many of our
best pieces have been contributed by people who have everyday jobs, like farming,
teaching, parenting, gardening, speech therapy, cutting hair, administering schools,
and ministering to people, installing utilities, selling houses, doctoring people
and animals, grooming creatures, making jewelry, making machines, machine tools,
repairing cars, painting pictures, making pottery, and computer programming. "Ordinary"
people who make an extraordinary difference, West By Northwest.org salutes you! Thank
you all. And we are grateful to our growing community of readers who make it all
worthwhile and possible.
Voices for the World
Mary Gallinger, photographer, gives us a glimpse of Rural Rajastan, India.
Voices of the Nation
West By Northwest.org joins the nation in mourning the tragic loss of life in the
Sept.11 Terrorists Attack on the East Coast. We also ask "how could this happen?"
We ask you to join our discussion about pain and loss, war and peace, justice and
vengeance. Please send your e-mail to email@example.com
Norman Solomon and Ryan Ramon gives us their perspectives -- Solomon's Terrorism, Television, and the Rage
for Vengeance and Ramon's Life on the Forty-fifth Parallel,
How Many Innocents May Be
Norman Solomon earns his name writing on Genoa and The Greens in 2004.
Voices of the Northwest
Orion Society magazine generously presents Mike Connelly
to WxNW readers. Mike, an environmentalist and Klamath Basin farmer, writes
Home Is Where They Lay Me
My Life in the Twentieth Century,
Chapter 7, Eugene. Stan Thompson, a retired nuclear engineer,
shows how he became an anti-nuclear activist.
Paula Sanders McCarron's An Alaskan
Summer portrays an other Alaska beyond fly fishing. Features
a section of Christine Robert's painting Inland Passage.
Kimball Lewis, Mr. Animal Welfare himself, says, Love Thy Neighbor (but not necessarily their animals).
Syrena Glade, poet and techie from The Pond begins a new column,"Techno Babble" about technology & webbing.
Remembering the Hoedads Forest Workers Coop: Roscoe Caron provides an overview
in Hoedad Celebrate Reforestation
History. And Loraine Baker remembers the Hoedads Half & Half --Wild Women of the Woods.
Lorna Manderscheid enjoys A Great Ride in Letters from Lorna.
Ryan Ramon's Life on the Forty-fifth
Parallel links the ESA, the Catholic bishops' Columbia
Watershed pastoral letter and Klamath Basin's crisis.
On the Road Photo Essay
Jim Clement and Brooke Stone Clement loop through Steen Mountains and Southeastern
Oregon in The Other Oregon.
Dave Weich's Powells.com /Authors Interview
John Balzar writes about an other Alaskan dog sled race.
Voices of Spencer Creek Valley
Lois Barton, Sunnyside of Spencer Butte, writes of Goats.
Rural preservationist are hopeful as citizens await the Oregon Court of Appeals decision.
Norman Maxwell updates us on The Tentative Truce of Fire Road.
M.G. Hudson remembers Laddie Black and shares a poem from Dr. Devon Trottier, DVM
in A Spencer Creek Journal.
Maura McGoorty serializes a fantasy for children of
all ages in The Mermaid and The Dolphin,
Art, Poetry & Photography
Mary DeDanan writes Poem for Patricia.
Syrena Glade offers a very short story, With
Your Shield Or On It.
West By Northwest.org presents a new series of Barbara Thompson's selected poems.
Lois Barton is Skipping Stones.
Guy Weese, That Photo Guy spouts Water Photos.
Also see The Other Oregon, an On the Road Photo Essay.
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