Category Archives: Environment

Gardening Before the Rain

In the end it didn’t rain. The forecast had been rain for a couple of days. The weather radar looked ominous Saturday at 4 a.m. It was heading our way. At sunrise I went to the garden to beat the … Continue reading

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Bringing Food Home

A relationship with food in American society is complicated. Some don’t have enough. Others are awash in calories. We each have a human need for nourishment and the ways we go about meeting it are as different as the families … Continue reading

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Earth Day Weekend 2018

Earth Day is and will always be about this photo taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts on the first manned mission to the moon. “The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, It’s funny how when one gets all the information the picture looks different. Since I complained about the purchase of Dick Schwab and Katherine Burford’s property using conservation bond money after partial information … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee, Climate Change and the 2018 Midterms

I first drank coffee in the Army… on top of a hill… during the dead of winter… from a mermite can. Steam rising from the lid proved irresistible when ambient temperatures were below zero and we had just slept on … Continue reading

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Green Up is Coming

“Good navigators are always skeptical, not of the presences of things, but of what they see and understand. Good navigators are almost always lost.” ~Robert Finley Green up has begun and everything seems ready to pop — even if it isn’t. … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, Your vote on the acquisition of Dick Schwab’s property will make it easy for me to determine for whom to vote in this year’s June primary and who to support going forward. I … Continue reading

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