Ah, yes —. When we destroy something by nature, we call it progress. My eyes sweep across the field, from the forest to the sun, while my ears take in all the voices. The tree swallows, the white crowned sparrows, the red winged blackbirds, the ones I cannot see or name yet I hear their voices all the same.
At my feet, I hear a scuffle in the brush, a sound larger than the creature causing it. And then, a small squeak, a flash of brown fur on a tiny body, before it disappears around the rock.
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I look back over my shoulder at the modern structures facing the sun on a bed of concrete that used to be a bed of wetland. The neighborhood looks futuristic, out of place, with plantings of juvenile oaks and maples neatly edging the sidewalks. How many creatures were evicted to break this ground, pave it over and erect our manmade structures? I realize development is inevitable; I do not loathe it all.
But standing here in the crevice, between pavement and nature, I cannot feel anything but my heart breaking at the palpable fragility of this land. Each time I watch these natural places disappear around me, it is like a piece of home splinters and is carried off in the wind. These birds, mice, rabbits and deer carrying on their daily dances of survival without the premonition of it all passing away. We hold all the power in our human hands, to carve and shape the landscape to our desires, and all its inhabitants.
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A combination of natural ability as a detective combined with an instinct for publicity made Burns a national figure. His exploits made national news, the gossip columns of New York newspapers, and the pages of detective magazines, in which he published true crime stories based on his exploits. Isabel Egerton Ostrander or was a popular American author of detective fiction, writing 40 novels and detective stories, and cinema scenarios, though nowadays she is almost forgotten.
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