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One Man’s Beach: Return of the Limpets
One Man’s Beach: Return of the Limpets
TODAY columnist Matt Love discovers an old friend on the beach

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The Whitman Dash
The Whitman Dash

A few months back, I reread Walt Whitman’s autobiographical “Specimen Days” and came across an old annotation of mine that highlighted a fascinating story from Whitman’s youth. He wrote:

While living in...

An encounter with a family
An encounter with a family
TODAY columnist Matt Love gets up close and personal with an American icon
“The Sea Around Us” and new ways of protecting nature
“The Sea Around Us” and new ways of protecting nature

Recently, I read Rachel Carson’s 1952 National Book Award-winning classic about the oceans, “The Sea Around Us,” for the third time. I was thunderstruck by this book yet again, but in a profoundly different way than before, and I...

The detractor and the duel
The detractor and the duel

After all these years and hundreds of thousands of words written about Oregon’s “great birthright,” as Governor Oswald West memorably described the state’s publicly owned ocean beaches, a detractor of my writing about beaches...