the modern condition. inundated from youth by
impossible contradictions, taught to accept
one of the last untamed segments of columbia
river, but only because it was set aside
to wage nuclear
it's a time capsule from 1943, when the US
government seized and "protected" the area
to use as nuke zone security buffer.
no one could even come within sight of this
structure, so wildlife,
unmolested by man, flourished. it's open
to hunters now.
it looks like a farmhouse in the distance, but
it's really a cocooned
reactor, sealed with cement for radiation
is an uninterrupted stretch of river. it was
in a bend near here that kennewick
man was found. the ancients abound.
in conclusion: the quest for atomic means of
murder led to preservation of this
little bit of nature (until