Author Archives: jbhousephotography

Other People’s Pain

The money comes from other’s pain And goes to healing other’s pain   I do not cause the pain I simply take it’s photograph   I search the pain out in small towns And hidden city parks   Some towns … Continue reading

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Social Trails Beyond the Forest

Most land management professionals and many recreation professionals know what a social trail is, but in case you’re reading this and don’t have that sort of background social trails (less politely known as herd trails) are trails that develop between … Continue reading

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Bird in the Hand Activity Sheet

This activity sheet looks at our relationship with wild animals and how they may become dependent on humans.  I hope you find it useful.   birds-and-you-pdf

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Coloring and Activity Sheets

Years ago I spent three summers writing “Junior Ranger Programs” for three different National Park Service locations covering topics from the life of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, the entire state of Nebraska, and dinosaurs.  It was an interesting job, and … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part Five

Even as he rolled past the secretary’s desk he knew he’d been unprofessional, but just then, as he banged on the down button of the elevator he didn’t particularly care. He’d never been much of one for working out before … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 4

The following morning Dodd decided it was time to bite the bullet and get Scott in to discuss the issue.  Knowing that Scott was one of the rare people who preferred to still speak via the phone rather than by … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 3

Dodd returned to his office and had another look at that memo from the chair.  The fact was that without clearing Scott’s funding the university would be hard pressed to attract the sort of PhD students that its mission called … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 2

Scott slipped into the back of the classroom and put his flatbread chicken sandwich down on the desk.  Having been in master’s program courses with Dodd he knew that the actual students would be expected to sit at the front, … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Pt 1

He looked out the window of his PhD advisors office and sighed. “It’s autumn, and look at those leaves.  Two years ago, I was out there in it. Walking across the North East, following creeks finding my way over the … Continue reading

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Image Sales Thru December 31st

I will be running a sale on my website until December 31st.  This sale will consist of two different parts.  First of all, every few days I will be creating a “limited time promotion” 20×24 inch canvas print that will … Continue reading

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