Tag Archives: environment

The Madness at the Center of the World

March 30, 2013 The snow and cold at the beginning of the week turned to rain and, with only partial sunshine, gradual warmth over the rest of the week. Perhaps that explains why, over the last two warm and sunny … Continue reading

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Surprise!

March 23, 2013 After I bought manure for the garden, potting soil for the May transplants and a little bag of sand for the wildflowers, Mother Nature stepped out and whispered, “Surprise!”with a week of winter temperatures and five inches … Continue reading

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A Good Start

March 16, 2013 We’ve had a lovely week here in Springfield – especially the last two days, which were sunny with temperatures at around seventy on Thursday and near eighty on Friday.  So, true to my word last week, I … Continue reading

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Next Week

March 9, 2013 Yesterday, we had sunshine and a temperature of fifty-eight, but the south wind – up around twenty-five mph – made it a chilly fifty-eight if you were out in it for very long.  I wasn’t.  That’s a … Continue reading

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Just Trying to Stay Out of the Corner

March 2, 2013 The tomato and pepper plants in my plant room have blooms on them.  And, after five days of snow, snow flurries, and spits of sleet that managed to give us around three inches of actual snow and … Continue reading

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The So-called Wise Apes

November 3, 2012 A couple of years ago, I read a study indicating that, for those diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes and other major chronic illnesses, it took an average of three hospitalizations for complications from the disease before patients … Continue reading

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Brave New World

October 27, 2012 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55141083-90/based-board-decision-groundwater.html.csp?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed A state panel gave a key approval Wednesday to start a tar sands mine in Utah’s wild Book Cliffs in eastern Utah. After hearing from the company behind the project, Alberta-based U.S. Oil Sands, as well … Continue reading

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Life Cycles

September 29, 2012  After the hot, dry summer we had around here, the cooler fall weather makes me smile all over – even with all the crazy things going on in the world.  We’ve had more rain in the last … Continue reading

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The Devil You Know

September 22, 2012 Among both abuse councilors and abuse survivors the phrase, “The devil you know is less frightening than the devil you don’t know” is often used to explain why an abuse victim – especially an adult – stays … Continue reading

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The Wheels On the Bus

September 1, 2012 The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round all over town. We’ve had, at the least, a very interesting week here … Continue reading

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