Taking a more light hearted approach to death today. But before I go on, if for some reason you’ve never seen Meet Joe Black, but plan to one day, maybe you better not read any further. I … Continue reading the story "Three Little Words…Not Those"
Monthly Archives for March, 2010
Stuff. We do seem to like it. And collect it. And move it around. And around again and again someplace else. Hopefully in the process we get more enjoyment from it than it costs. Both to the wallet and to our sense of freedom. Tied down to all that stuff. Worried something will happen to … Continue reading the story "Stuffed Up With Stuff"
Not the cheeriest title for a Monday is it? But my hope here is that it feels a bit more so, by the end of the post. Maybe even a little glimmer of peace. While probably never really easy to think or talk about, I do believe it can at least become easier with the following two things. First, just by doing that which can … Continue reading the story "Death – Don’t Make It Real"
The World Figure Skating Championships in an Olympic Year have a different feel from the other three years of the Olympic quadrennial. Many at the top retire after that four year ultimate goal is realized. But the season is not over until after the World Championships. One can … Continue reading the story "World Figure Skating Championships in Olympic Year"
Happy Earth Hour! Lights out for an hour. But not me. Surprising to hear? Let me explain my thinking. On the surface it may seem an admirable energy saving idea, and a way to bring home the importance of energy conservation, of valuing the earth. But does it not also deliver a bad message? … Continue reading the story "Earth Lifetime Not Earth Hour"
ocean plastic consumption to the albatross and other birds and marine life, there are the dangers to the entire food chain. By being the animal who eats those who have eaten others, we have no real predator ourselves. As such, we humans … Continue reading the story "Mermaid Tears – Plastic Health Danger"Besides the dangers of
Years of toting a pedal harp around, I always wished it were easier to move. Smaller, more portable somehow. Why did I have to choose the largest instrument in the orchestra? Why not a flute or violin? Even a string bass would have been easier to cart around. So I couldn’t help but smile, and be a little envious there’s not a harp version…yet…when … Continue reading the story "Interactive Shirts from Guitar to Wi-Fi"
I’ve always been really impressed by those who learn English as a second language, or third or fourth… There are just so many rules, many of them seemingly arbitrary. And as if that weren’t bad enough, there are countless exceptions to all those rules. I know other languages have their own issues, but let’s just say, I would never want to learn English as an … Continue reading the story "Ya Gotta Love English"
So what to do about all that plastic in our oceans? In Algae Marine Research Foundation founder Charles Moore’s words, the only thing we can do is stop polluting and hope the system can clean itself up in the in hundreds of years…[and give the ocean] time to spit it out.” It does seem the general … Continue reading the story "Plastic Ocean…What Now?"