Who We Can Be

Perspective

Ants! Last fall our home, starting in our kitchen, seemed to be invaded by ants. We have lived here for nearly 30 years and ants have never been a problem. Before Christmas, we even hired a pest control company to help eradicate them. But, they have returned and we have found them…

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Inspired by a Poet

Reading one poem a day is a new habit I started to develop last year. I am currently reading poems by Amanda Gorman who became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at the inauguration of an American president. On January 20, 2021, the inauguration of…

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Faith

“Faith is believing what you haven’t seen.” That’s how Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, defined faith in his November 2021 interview by Krista Tippett.  Stevenson also stated that educating oneself is an action item. Today with democracy under daily…

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Who Can We Be As We Look Toward 2022?

2021, like 2020, was not an easy year in so many ways! My posts during the second half of this year focused on the devastating effects of the climate crisis to our planet, like the temperature of 116 degrees experienced in Portland, Oregon on June 28. Though the pandemic is not over…

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Agents of Change

One month ago I had never heard of Katharine Hayhoe, despite the fact that she is a climate scientist and the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy. Despite the fact that she has been named a United Nations Champion of the Earth and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Hayhoe is also…

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Optimistic

Part Three of A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough, is titled “A Vision for the Future: How to Rewild the World.” I focus this month on Attenborough’s chapter in Part Three called “Taking Up Less Space.” Attenborough explains that “the conversion of wild habitat to farmland…

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