Nature photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg’s new project, “Nature 365,” presents daily, one-minute videos from footage that Mr. Brandenburg filmed over the years in Minnesota. On the project’s website, Mr. Brandenburg observes,
There were themes that kept presenting themselves to me – like the resident wolf pack that over the years learned to trust my presence. The wolf is a recurring subject, perhaps more than any other. In their trust, secrets were revealed to my camera that were not known, even to science.
In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, Mr. Brandenburg suggested his hope for the project:
I’ve always really believed — when it comes to the environment which I feel very strongly about — it’s pretty hard to preach it and hit people over the head,’ he said. ‘They need to have their own self-transformation. I’m thinking little projects like this can make a difference… Maybe someone that never gets into nature will see something and feel something.’
Art is one of the best ways to reach hearts, encouraging compassion. See my “Songs of Wolves, Poems of Man” and “Wolf OR-7 Continues to Inspire Art — You Can Help.” [click to continue…]
It was a pleasure again being a guest on Brian Wilson’s Libertas Media Project podcast. Brian is a veteran radio talk show host. He regularly interviews Judge Andrew Napolitano; his other guests include luminaries such as Walter Williams and James Bovard.
I was delayed in linking the podcast, but the topics we discussed are timeless. These include anarchism; the benefit of technology in sharing the ideas of liberty; the origin and criminal nature of the state; the fallacy of limited government; the myth that the military keeps Americans safe; the challenge of achieving liberty; and why frogs are smarter than people.
The articles we discussed included my “Come Over to the Bright Side” and Tom G. Palmer’s “The Origins of State and Government.” We also noted George H. Smith’s “Some Classical Liberal Historians on the Influence and Dissemination of Ideas.” The latter work is part of a Liberty Matters online discussion of the subject, “On the Spread of (Classical) Liberal Ideas.” Finally, see “The Legend of the Boiling Frog Is Just a Legend.”
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