Category Archives: A Warming Planet

Waking Up to Water

I’ve really been enjoying this bright November of golden leaves & comfy old scarves, but I can’t recall ever being so happy to hear the rain as I did upon waking up yesterday morning…not the usual drippy harbor fog kind … Continue reading

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Burn3: Smoke in the Trees

Prickly burnt-orange redwood needles have been raining onto the back deck for a few weeks now.  I remember the first time this happened a couple of years after our move to Live Oak Avenue in the mid-80’s – it took … Continue reading

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A Window that Opens

Am I the only one noticing all those old Volvo 850’s out there in the hood?  Nevermind they’ve got a few dents & peeling paint, & they’re not as sleek as the newer class of 21st century cars…like a favorite … Continue reading

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Burn1: As the Bed Burns

Way back (!) in 2006, I started collecting news articles about melting glaciers, acid oceans, scary wildfires, & devastating floods.  I (& of course a few others) felt that we (humans, collectively) weren’t paying enough attention to the ever-increasing evidence … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Goobers

My father loved peanuts.  Salted in the shell & generous shmears on saltines.  Spanish in the can were a special treat.  Peanut aroma dominates my memories of bedtime hugs, family camping trips to Dinkey Creek, Saturday afternoons around our SoCal pool. … Continue reading

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Believing in Gravity

My latest meditation image is of the Sun viewed from about the location of Jupiter.  In my imagination-meditation, I see our home star as a bright speck, brighter than the other stars but clearly one of them, not owned or … Continue reading

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Skyfall Happens

I happened to glance skyward during dinner on the outside deck @ Paradise Grill a few weeks ago & noticed a brilliant dropping blue flare in the western sky, thinking it was some kind of failed fireworks.  Turns out it was our … Continue reading

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5 Million Years on Kauai

I’m sure this will come as no news to all you Kauaiophiles: it feels nearly impossible to enthusiastically plunge back into daily life – whatever & wherever & however satisfying it may be – after a few days on the Garden Isle. … Continue reading

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Spinning in the Wind

By now the images are familiar: satellite shots of monster hurricane Sandy bearing down on the northeastern U.S. seaboard & scenes of cars floating like ice cubes in dirty floodwaters.  We all do what we can when the wind comes…move … Continue reading

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Savoring Sunlight

It seems that the taste of fall sensed early in August is already setting the table for Thanksgiving – the equinox this year was a spot on marker of our earth’s annual cycle around the Home Star.  Fall has already dropped heavily … Continue reading

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