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Happy World Wetlands Day!

A Time to Restore February 2nd marked the 52nd anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. Signed in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran, this inter-governmental treaty sought to assure that the world would conserve and protect its wetlands … Continue reading

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Alt-Facts and Obfuscation: Where the Real World Goes to Die

The world is faced with problemsAnd many illusionsLove is the man overstandingIt’s the only solution — Peter Tosh, Where You Gonna Run Alt-Facts.  Doesn’t it roll off the tongue? It feels like too much fried food sitting in the belly, … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday to the Clean Water Act!

A TRIBUTE TO USEPA REGION 3 EMPLOYEES PROTECTING WATER QUALITY FOR 50 YEARS! by Stan Laskowski In the early 1970s the waters of the Middle Atlantic States were polluted to the extent that swimming and fishing were often very limited. … Continue reading

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Under the Whispering Door

Wallace Price is a dick, a calculating, ruthless, yet brilliant lawyer,  A partner at his law firm, Wallace Price is otherwise friendless, joyless, and utterly without compassion, not even for his former wife whom he so carelessly ignored in favor … Continue reading

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Quarantenting — in Idaho

I keep getting glimpses of little moments:  my daughter, Morgan, filling the plastic bag with water which she will then hang on a tree branch, allowing the gravity-fed system to drip water through the hose and carbon filter and into … Continue reading

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The Stranger in the Woods

Is it me, or does there seem to be a global malaise running through our days?  I want to be engaged, but the weight of the world gets me down, to quote Kansas, leaving me wondering if perhaps I, too, … Continue reading

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Bye Bye 2021

I can’t say I’m sad to see you go… So here we are at the end of another year — a good deal spent dodging the vicissitudes of life to get to this place… peering around the corner of a … Continue reading

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Corporate Conscience – We Are the World Blogfest

Corporate America joins the fight in reducing plastic ocean waste. If you’ve been following this blog for even a little bit of time, you know I consider plastic, especially single-use plastics, one of the more detrimental products of modern life. … Continue reading

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Niente di Grave

  [Manciano, Italy circa 1995] Niente di Grave While 2020 will go down as one of the toughest years on record for many of us, I would like to posit that some aspects of it were successful, at least for … Continue reading

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Jack Hughes & Thomas the Rhymer

  One of my favorite things about being a blogger is the community of like-minded individuals, befriended over the years, who support one another in both writing and life.  The camaraderie we share when one of us reaches a milestone, … Continue reading

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