Tag Archives: environment

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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a different path

After some pretty frigid temps, there’s been a nice respite in the weather. It felt good to get out on the city park trails which wind along next to the river. Didn’t even wear a hat. In the summer, the … Continue reading

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rebels for Life

Hey, I am impressed. On Saturday, thousands of people took to the streets in the United Kingdom. They closed down five bridges in London, thoroughly making the point that they’ve got something to say. This was a movement of the … Continue reading

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