Give Mother Nature a Gift Today

Hand with a big heart above it

I could not let today go by without honoring Mother Earth. It's sort of like remembering the birthday of a dear friend. A fellow blogger's repost inspires me to continue passing the message along. Perhaps you will too. It's from 350.org which is an international movement working toward ending fossil fuels and building a world …

The Wisdom of Covid-19

The Great Sphinx against a backdrop of stars and rising sun

While watching a map of the coronavirus spreading worldwide, words that kept popping into my head were the Silent Spring. Do you recall that early 1960's science book by Rachel Carson? Six decades later as humanity is self-destructing with mass disinformation and the manifestation of Hollywood's sci-fi biowarfare films, is it surprising to see our …

Some (not so) Squirrelly Advice for Pleasant Holidays

Mixed Nuts What do you think about when you think about squirrels?  Ravaged bird feeders?  Acrobatic acts?  Rabies?  The park?  Nuts?  Well, yes, nuts.  That also comes to mind when I think about the December holidays. Not just the type of nuts we eat --- like roasted chestnuts, walnuts on that sumptuous apple pie, or …

Get More Social

By now, you know my feelings about the overuse and addictive characteristics of social media, particularly as it hampers one's interest in human to human communication and experiencing the natural environment.  I offer Christina Farr's article in the hopes it will help those of you trying to detox and return to a more serene, content …

Fighting for Her Life

Just take a look around and you may agree --- this summer has been the exclamation point on climate change.  I fear the daily torrential rains, flooding, high humidity and disease carrying bugs are replacing the usual summers I've loved in the past.  Spring has been moving out the last few years.  Summer is packing …

Seeing and Touching Reality

There's no denying Mother Nature is off balance and the world seems like it's upside down.  If you want to get a better handle on this and understand the darker sides of climate change, make the effort to see "The Truth has Changed."   It validates the reality of the global weather changes you are seeing …

We Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Fist of water fighting a fist of fire

To retain my sanity and keep stress levels down, I take "news" (aka usually anxiety-producing biased content) in tidbits (not tweets) --- morsels that are still so disturbing I cannot linger long.  Excessive hurricanes, fires, flooding; power cuts and flight cancellations due to excessive heat; people rushed to emergency rooms for heat exhaustion and dying …