Mark Shields

Personal Essay: 

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

Charles Darwin 1859


To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.

Aldo Leopold 1949