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LATEST BLOG POSTS

I Bet You Care More Than People Think You Do

on April 1, 2021 in Nature

I bet you care about nature more than people think you do. It pains you to hear about the coral, the wildfires, the extinctions, and you’ve read the headlines. You wish you could do more. You want to act, but you don’t want to waste your time. It’s not fair. I agree. We were born into a polluted world and a polluting culture. The scientists, educators, journalists, and politicians who[…] Keep reading →

But I don’t have any farmers markets nearby. Should I give up?

on March 31, 2021 in Nature

“It’s easy to shop at a farmers market in the city, but out here in the country, it’s not so easy.” That’s what I felt a year ago at the beginning of the pandemic staying at my mom’s house, a couple hours northwest of New York City. People said it to me all the time when I told them where I learned to shop. I said it too for years[…] Keep reading →

Wisdom in short audio clips, part 2

on March 30, 2021 in Audio, Podcast

Following yesterday’s post following up last month appearing on the Cybertraps podcast. They created clips of meaningful moments for promoting on social media. Maybe I’m biased, but I think they pulled some choice nuggets of wisdom so I’m sharing them here. Here are the second five of ten, all closed captioned, all 18 to 50 seconds. Get ready for some wisdom. Adversity Reveals You The Cause of Our Environmental Problems,[…] Keep reading →

Wisdom in short audio clips, part 1

on March 29, 2021 in Audio, Podcast

Last month I appeared on the Cybertraps podcast. Here’s the audio from that podcast conversation. They created clips of meaningful moments for promoting on social media. Maybe I’m biased, but I think they pulled some choice nuggets of wisdom so I’m sharing them here. Here are the first five of ten, all closed captioned, all 18 seconds to 74 seconds. Get ready for some wisdom. Addiction and the environment 18[…] Keep reading →

You Can’t Think More Complex Than Interruptions Allow

on March 28, 2021 in Awareness, Creativity

Talking to a friend about meditating, after I said something, he made me repeat it so he could write it down. He told me to post it. Here it is: If you get interrupted every nine minutes, you can’t come up with an idea complex enough to require ten minutes uninterrupted thinking. In other words: If you get interrupted every nine minutes, you’ll never come up with an idea that[…] Keep reading →

Litter Hurts

on March 27, 2021 in Nature

Spring is here. Flowers are blooming. Buds are forming on branches. People are showing off the spring clothes they’ve waited months to show off. The parks are full. I’d guess about a third to half the people, depending on time of day, are carrying a plastic bag and other disposable stuff, often food and doof packaging. By noon, all the trash cans are overflowing with packaging. People blithely eat takeout[…] Keep reading →

An empty sidcha I’m considering

on March 26, 2021 in Exercises, SIDCHAs

Once I was getting ready to leave my apartment and trying to remember what to bring. My friend said “phone-wallet-keys” like a single word and since then I’ve thought of them as the basic what to carry. I go for a walk every day, at least to pick up my daily pieces of litter, which also brings me to the park. I also sing with all my electronics turned off[…] Keep reading →

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