Tag Archives: environment

of animals and ecosystems

Wolves were airlifted into the US from Canada at the end of February to bolster the wolf population in Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The purpose is to help control the moose population there. This week, though, we heard that … Continue reading

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doodles: earth haiku

earth clothed by God’s hand we pull threads, seams come undone leaving only rags

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contemplating the Green New Deal

I care immensely about the earth, the people on it, and our beautifully interdependent relationship.  So it is with some hope that I saw the Green New Deal become a topic of discussion in recent months. Last week, of course, … Continue reading

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embracing the polar vortex

The snow flies around me, tracing wild paths through the air. The wind sweeps it over and down the roof of a house, and then, up, up, and it suddenly swirls into a small tornado – fast and fantastic. I … Continue reading

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coming around to a planetary health diet

It’s old news for at least some folks. A recently-released report, researched and written by scientists, suggests that our animal-centered diet is unhealthy and it’s bad for the environment in a big way. “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission … Continue reading

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kindred spirits

I enjoyed a happy moment yesterday with the discovery of a kindred vegan spirit. Chance threw us together. We were making friendly small talk. As time passed, we discovered more and more shared likes and experiences. Finally, as the conversation … Continue reading

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storm warnings

After our balmy weekend temperatures in the 40’s, the snow had all but disappeared. Mother Nature has taken care of that overnight, laying a blanket of snow on everything. Still, as I peer out into the early morning darkness, it … Continue reading

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