Category Archives: A Warming Planet

When Sluggish Is Good

Slugs have a bad rap…uh, sorta deservedly.  Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night, sleepily wandering to the kitchen to look at the waning moon or pour yourself a glass of water, when aacck!~ you step … Continue reading

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E.T. Come Back!

Science fiction was my reading of choice for more than a decade – during college & thereafter until the kiddies happened into our lives. Frank Herbert, Orson Scott Card, William Gibson, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov…I thought there … Continue reading

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When Continents Collide

I wish I could recall the exact moment when I first got plate tectonics – it seems to me now that understanding the unfixed nature of things is the basis of so much human knowledge about this planet we live on, &, … Continue reading

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Bats in Portland

Don’t worry, this isn’t about the Dark Knight.  Well, maybe it is about the dark night & the bats that may come with it.  Have you ever really thought about bats??  I hadn’t. I took a much-needed 4-day mini-vacation in … Continue reading

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funky thursday

I think I’m still in recovery from that last post.  I didn’t intend for it to be a tribute to Kelsey, but of course it seemed that way by publishing it on her birthday.  I’d been working on it for … Continue reading

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Grinning @ The Driver Next Door

Still on the silliness kick I guess, but hey, why not?  Plus there’s evidence that smiling more makes you feel like smiling more…who woulda thunk? I’ve noticed that something changes when we get inside that little wheeled mobile unit – … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Oak Moth

They’re trying to compete with the human takeover of Earth. They camouflage themselves with fluttery, seductive, feathery-sweet wing-light in the late afternoon, but we know better. The California Oakworm or California Oak Moth (Phryganidia californica) is in its first mating season in Santa … Continue reading

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More Waterworks: Scottish Showers & Desal

After that last post I thought I’d try for something more pedestrian.  (Please bear with me, I really love that word & will no doubt use it alot.)  So, here’s a question: how often are you in the shower, blithely standing under our pretty-much-always-running-water-on-demand, … Continue reading

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Mighty Dust & Dusty Mites

Scientific American is my favored bedtime reading.  The only drawback to this habit is when articles about climate change cause insomnia.  This is not an infrequent occurrence, as SA is very diligent about beating the climate change drum & I’m listening carefully. … Continue reading

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Fish on the Ceiling, Fish on the Plate

I love that we are related to fish. Fish are kind of an art theme in our home.  Years ago, I made a random online bid for a trio of ceramic fish as part of a fundraiser for the Planning … Continue reading

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