Category Archives: Nature

Readers’ Pledges to Avoid Flying

on February 6, 2024 in Leadership, Nature

I pledged on Flight Free USA to avoid flying. Then last year, I inspired someone to avoid flying, which led to the Washington Post quoting her. At December’s year-end meeting of organizers, I pledged to inspire five people in 2024 to pledge. I inspired five to pledge in January alone! A few cited my influence. All took my sustainability leadership workshop. I recommend it! Check out their pledges. Here’s Evelyn‘s[…] Keep reading →

Probably my last post this season on people paying to chop down trees so they can throw them away

on February 6, 2024 in Nature

Here’s the last trashed tree I expect to see this season, which I saw Sunday evening, February 4. It’s a wrecked wreath next to a portable toilet, not the only one in this post putting something presumably people considered holy or sacred plopped next to a box of poop. Stay classy, Christians! Here are more:

“Traveling” with roller suitcases isn’t what traveling used to be

on February 5, 2024 in Nature

When I was in college and traveled abroad, I packed my stuff in an internal frame backpack. No big deal. It didn’t make me special. I remember most people my age traveling with them. It just held my stuff and by putting most of the weight on my hips, allowed me to carry it far over most terrain. I don’t remember the last time I saw someone with an internal[…] Keep reading →

One more rainy day before sunshine. It brought glory.

on February 2, 2024 in Art, Freedom, Nature

The final tally for running on empty: Days in a row of rain to mostly cloudy: 12 days (January 22 to February 2) Extended streak of days at least mostly cloudy: 23 days / 25 days (January 9 – February 2) Nearly every day it didn’t outright rain, I climbed to the roof twice to catch what power I could. Many days I got zero. Some days I got enough[…] Keep reading →

February started with more clouds. Will rain again tomorrow.

on February 1, 2024 in Freedom, Nature

What do you know, more clouds today. There was enough sun to get one battery to 12%, which let me use the computer enough to catch up on some emails and post. My computer shut down while in sleep mode, it hadn’t been charged in so long. I hope my posts haven’t come out too repetitive lately, but in over a year and a half I haven’t hit this little[…] Keep reading →

Tough January: About three weeks with almost no sun. Learning in uncharted territory.

on January 31, 2024 in Leadership, Nature, Relationships

Check the calendar below. I count three days mostly sunny in the past 23 days. Everything else has been mostly cloudy to full on rain or snow. I’m still going up every day that isn’t raining. Many days not getting any power. I missed my first meeting today for not being able to plug in, but it worked out okay, I think for my explaining my situation. It was a[…] Keep reading →

Still cloudy, fast post to conserve energy

on January 30, 2024 in Nature

The forecast was for some sun today, but more clouds. The less sun, the more stairs I have to climb since I have so little energy stored so have to climb for any sunlight I can get, while still conserving as much as I can by reading and writing. Luckily, there’s no shortage of work to catch up on that way. Again, I’m not challenging myself for some abstract “environment”[…] Keep reading →

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