Tag Archives: environment

The zen of a rattlesnake

One of my favorite hikes in the Pisgah National Forest is the John Rock Loop, a 5 mile trail that climbs roughly 1,200 feet. I like it not because it is 5 miles long, that sucks or because you have to … Continue reading

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Plastic free July

“People had more than they needed. We had no idea what was precious and what wasn’t. We threw away things people kill each other for now.” – Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli I saw a bumper sticker this morning that read “Live simply so others can simply live.” I know that … Continue reading

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The two sides of a storm

This time last year my garden and grass were burnt to a crisp. The wonderful rains that we had in April and May simply stopped in June and didn’t begin again until September. It was as if some great hand … Continue reading

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“Our” President is a bigger moron than your President

I guess we all need something to be proud of so how about this, “our” President is a bigger moron than your President or Prime Minister. This is how one of my UK readers described the perception of “our” President; “The … Continue reading

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Another “Deplorable” Campaign Promise

I don’t want to out kick my coverage on this because he hasn’t made a “decision” yet but the answer seems pretty simple, the United States should not withdraw from Paris climate agreement. I don’t know if Trump is trying to … Continue reading

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The tail of a wasp

For the last week or so this wasp has been building its nest in the corner of our portico. I don’t know much about wasp or Entomology but I do like bugs and what I know about this busy lady is … Continue reading

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The universe in a pool of water

It was just a little wet spot. Less a bog and more a hole where some water couldn’t escape. The Davidson River was just twenty feet behind it. I imagine when the river overflowed its banks this little indention in … Continue reading

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