May 4 , 2023 /


I search around in this muddled mind of mine, looking for some thoughts or an experience that might work for another blog.  My goal, more or less, is to post a new blog about once a week. I don’t have the discipline to do it every Friday morning or some other specific time like some

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April 20 , 2023 /


How will this Earth Day be different from last year’s Earth Day or the 52 Earth Days since they were instituted in 1970?  We know much more than we did in 1970 and there have been tremendous efforts on the part of those who care and who are committed to help make changes for a

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April 13 , 2023 /


I received a message recently from someone with whom I have connected and communicated infrequently over several decades and I did not remember ever meeting him.  He did and he sent me a note which is in the next paragraph.  It shows that you never know what impact you might have on someone by what

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April 6 , 2023 /


“Look into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einstein   For many years as a young child, wading barefoot in a stream on my grandparents’ farm, I spent hours collecting tadpoles and crawdads, watching dragonflies hovering above plants and water striders darting in unpredictable directions. I had no idea what I would

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April 1 , 2023 /


The NY Times published an essay by Dr, Sunita Puri, entitled, “As a Doctor, I Know Being Ready to Die Is an Illusion”  (April 1, 2023)  Here is a link to the article:   Here is my response to the NY Times with a brief observation after the letter.   “Dying and death

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March 28 , 2023 /


It is a sunny afternoon and I walk into the woods, toward one of my favorite spots, and look for my sitting log on the west bank of the Santa Cruz River.  As I go deeper into the woods, I think about “forest bathing” and how I might practice that today, immersing myself in the

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