In 2008, the United Nations officially recognized June 8 as World Ocean Day, the day each year we would celebrate the significance of our oceans. Throughout the world, public events are conducted to foster public interest in the management of the oceans and its resources. Like Earth Day (April 22) it is a good time … Continue reading World Ocean Day
Let’s say you’re a landlord and you own some properties in another town. For the routine maintenance and upkeep, you contract with a firm to manage the property. The management company sends you monthly invoices for the work they are doing and you pay them. But, what if you never checked to see that the … Continue reading Politicians – Why Bother?
I am so lucky to have friends and family that are such outstanding cooks! Recently I made a batch of chili using a recipe and seasoning mix that Gary (thank you) provided me. I substituted lentils for the ground beef, and made a vegan “beef” stock – and the results were great. Previously I’ve made … Continue reading A Food Update
I’ve been re-reading a book from our bookshelf that I haven’t looked at for many years. The title is Baseball and Philosophy. It is a series of essays written by baseball experts and philosophers and was edited by Eric Bronson. I’m a baseball fan and usually, by this time of year, I would have been … Continue reading The Sacrifice
Last week’s post, Climate Change – 101, included a lot of information about climate change including: what it is, what causes it, and how individuals and governmental regulations impact it. This week we’ll bore into what can be done to reduce the most serious effects of climate change – more severe storms, more intense heat … Continue reading Climate Change: Can we stop the fire?
With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, there have been some interesting news stories relating to climate change. I probably read something about climate change every day but I appreciate that many people don’t. People are busy with of lots of other things – important things – and while they might be … Continue reading Climate Change 101
Since starting this blog in January 2019, I’ve written several posts describing the benefit of trees, focusing primarily on how trees absorb and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere (CO2) – a key contributor to global warming and climate change. (See, for example, Earth Day 2019, Let’s Plant More Trees, and … Continue reading Green Heart Project
Image, CDC/Alissa Eckert The speed at which the Coronavirus has affected everyday life in the U.S. and across the world has been mind-boggling. It reminds me of the scene on TV mere hours before a devastating hurricane will hit the coast. The TV reporter is broadcasting from the sand; the sky is clear, and numerous … Continue reading Coronavirus and Global Warming
Johnnie Cochran, 2001 Some of you may be unfamiliar with Johnnie Lee Cochran Jr. He was a high-profile lawyer and civil activist best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Perhaps his best quote … Continue reading Moderate to Perpetuate
Recently we watched the Golden Globe awards. It’s an entertaining show and we gain insights regarding which movies we might want to see. Celebrities announcing the winners as well as those receiving awards occasionally will use the opportunity in front of this huge audience to advocate a cause or briefly talk about an issue important … Continue reading Canary in a Coal Mine