we don't need to change how we do conservation, we need to change why we do it

Yes, I still have questions. Do you?

In case you’re wondering why I haven’t posted lately, it’s not because I’ve lost interest in species conservation, rewilding, or looking at any other issues through the lens of Natural History. I just don’t have anything to say lately that I haven’t already said in these pages. Please read any one of my past posts and, with your help in the comments, maybe I’ll get inspired to respond.

That is to say, I no longer seem to have the capacity to express my thoughts to faceless readers—seven and a half decades will erode away that level of ego, at least in my case. I’m at that age I guess when the only things that interest me are ‘other beings’ that play, or at least grow; and I confess that unspoiled children, non-human animals, and plants with strange but consistent missions satisfy this interest most of the time now.

Only in the human case, that is when childhood is not wholly abandoned, is playing the act, and growing the result, of asking questions that have never been asked before. I will still love to hear from you.

Thank you for being part of the conversation.

Ken Christenson.

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