Sam Crowe on May 31st, 2014

  Mark Robbins and I first met when he knocked on the dorm room in Graham Hall at the University of Arizona¬† that I shared with Ted Parker. That was in early September of 1973. We don’t see each other very often- the last time, in fact, was 25 years ago when I visited him […]

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Sam Crowe on May 30th, 2014

Blue-winged warbler at Mary Gray Sanctuary (photo by Scott Arvin) I have been spending so much time on US 65, I am thinking of building a hut at the base of one of the many “Jesus Is Real” signs and assert squatters rights. I would have thought that bad weather would be but a memory […]

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Sam Crowe on May 26th, 2014

On April 9, Cindy and I drove to Springfield, Illinois to give a talk at the Illinois State Museum. This was set up by Terry Martin, a museum anthropologist whom I had interviewed in the course of my research for the¬† book. I am quite fond of this museum (and it is something it shares […]

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  My March 31 talk at the Urban Ecology Center was mostly through the effort of Christina Clancy, an English Professor at Beloit College. She had contacted me sometime earlier with the news that her college was going to devote next semester to passenger pigeons: there would be classes in most every discipline where passenger […]

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