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The Jungle

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair License: In the public domain Original Publication Date: 1906 *Warning: May Contain Graphic Material* Excerpt from Chapter 2 One could not stand and watch very long without becoming philosophical, without beginning to deal in symbols and similes, and to hear the hog squeal of the universe. Was it permitted to believe that Continue reading The Jungle

All Things Breathe Alike

All Things Breathe Alike

Authors: © Donna Mulvenna, Jessica Groenendijk, and Margi Prideaux Publisher: Stormbird Press Publication Date: February 2017 Type: Nonfiction Ordering: Free e-book available from Donna Mulvenna, Jessica Groenendijk, and Margi Prideaux Where Journeys Begin (Introduction) Some believe the natural world is our real home. The place where we came from. Could this be true, when so Continue reading All Things Breathe Alike

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville (public domain copyright) Publication Date: October 18, 1851 Excerpt from Chapter 70, The Sphynx It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded. Now, the beheading of the Sperm Whale is a scientific anatomical feat, upon which experienced whale surgeons very much Continue reading Moby Dick

The Silence Spreading across the Natural World

The Silence Spreading across the Natural World

Author: © Donna Mulvenna Type: Prose Author Links: YouTube, Goodreads, Pinterest, Facebook “The earth has music for those who listen.” – George Santayana I see a lot of trees from my office window. Although, I don’t actually have a window. I don’t have walls either. Or a roof. I have a small wooden table, a Continue reading The Silence Spreading across the Natural World

Survival Skills

Survival Skills

Author: © Jean Ryan Type: Short Story Collection Publisher: Ashland Creek Press Publication Date: April 1, 2013 Ordering: Amazon Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter Excerpt from Survival Skills – “Migration” Eating her toast at the breakfast bar, Erica watched the geese browse. She pictured their broad, rubbery feet breaking through the thin layers of ice Continue reading Survival Skills