Tag Archives: Sustainability

When Fish Poop Feeds the World

When Fish Poop Feeds the World If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had … Continue reading

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Wait, Before You Flush…

Wait, Before You Flush… When our kids were growing up, the rule was no potty talk at the table. Of course, that just emphasized their need to tell fart jokes, their favorite topic, and then laugh hysterically. Now, in a … Continue reading

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A New Jacket

A New Jacket If you’ve tuned into this blog before, you know that I have a group of friends from college — the Whales — so dubbed because of a beach house we rented for several summers running (see back … Continue reading

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Thirsty Burger

Thirsty Burger Consider the cow. It takes one gallon — 3.6 liters — per 100 pounds of body weight to water a cow and two gallons when it is hot outside. If Bessy is lactating, you need to double those … Continue reading

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Thank You, Friend

Thank You, Friend Thanking people should be the easiest part of writing a book and yet, it’s not. Why? Well, in this instance, the first draft of Oil and Water was written about thirteen years ago, and in between then … Continue reading

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World Environment Day

[photo — Bethany Beach, DE] World Environment Day Welcome to World Environment Day, a day to celebrate stewardship of the Earth. We as Americans have so many natural resources that we often take for granted while other parts of the … Continue reading

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I Am Water

Day 9 of the #AtoZchallenge I Am Water And so are you. At least about 72% of you is, along with the person you love, your kids, your friends, all your acquaintances, all mostly water. Several billion years ago, a … Continue reading

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