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Xenophobia

XENOPHOBIA xenophobia | ˌzenəˈfōbēə, ˌzēnəˈfōbēə | noun:  intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries: the resurgence of racism and xenophobia. DERIVATIVES xenophobe | ˈzenəˌfōb, ˈzēnəˌfōb | noun (online dictionary definition) xenophobia:  n. The desire to run … Continue reading

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Be Like Water

Be Like Water When I was born, I shared the water on this planet with just over 3 billion people.  Today, I’m sharing it with 7.7 billion and growing — at a rate of 85 million people per year — … Continue reading

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Vernal Pools

[Okay, all these photos are tidal pools not vernal pools, but it’s all I could find in my photo stream (these taken at the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland) and more evidence of their disappearance!] VERNAL POOLS Vernal pools are small … Continue reading

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Trust

TRUST In keeping with my slow march through the 12 virtues of the merchant priests from the book “Sacred Commerce,” this is Trust.  Trust squishes her eye lids shut and runs her fingers through her long brown hair, willing her mind … Continue reading

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Silence (the sound of)

Silence (the sound of) Years ago I read an article in the Utne Reader, called In Search of Silence, about Gordon Hempton who created One Square Inch, a project dedicated to identifying and preserving places in the Hoh Rainforest of … Continue reading

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Renewables

Renewables Every April my garden explodes with color and vibrancy, a newfound life after the doldrums and dormancy of winter.  I’ve planted a lot of perennials, so other than raking, weeding, and mulching, I don’t have much to do (!) … Continue reading

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P3

P3 The Ancient Romans knew that if all roads were eventually going to lead to Rome that they were going to need a little outside help in making it happen.  Creating or redesigning large public works systems is no easy, … Continue reading

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