I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Aaron Carnes played in a band when he was a teenager. Now he writes for magazines, including Playboy, Salon, and Sierra. He lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife and an endless stream of pets.
These guys are allowed almost no dignity. As far as I’m concerned, their sentence is their punishment. They aren’t supposed to be treated cruelly on top of that.
Henry Robinett instructs students at the Sierra Conservation Center.