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Words from Doug Tompkins

For years I’ve dreamed about figuring out a way to protect Cochamo from development- whether in the form of damming, mining, timber, or industrial.  I envisioned something along the lines of what Doug and Kris Tompkins had done for other Chilean wildernesses: Parque Pumalin, or Parque Patagonia. I had visited both previously, and they left a major impact on me. The Tompkins strove

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Living the Dream

This small house is cooking. A fire burns in the woodstove, a clock ticks away the seconds of the evening. I am a guest here, a momentary couchsurfer. Part of me feels strange in my own shoes. ‘Who does this?’, I wonder. I’m 31 years old. Seriously. But it’s been a good weekend.  The Adirondacks are incredible. True adventure climbing on impeccable

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The Evening News

Anger I want to write something, but I don’t know what to say.  I feel the earth shake each time an innocent man dies.  I feel an uncontrollable rage, that I control because I must, and because I know there is no useful outlet.  I understand that violence and riots do nothing to bring back the dead, do nothing to

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