Category Archives: environment

Moving Experiences

A recent conversation with a journalist friend and a couple of “moving” articles got me thinking. I have some mixed feelings about gentrification and the ‘forcing’ of people out of their homes and their comfort zones to make way for new … Continue reading

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An elephant never forgets

According to Mental _Floss website, there is a great truth to the old adage “an elephant never forgets.” However, I seem to be more and more forgetful as time marches on, and my brain cells flicker and die a little … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Redux

First let me say, my mother was a superior cook. Every night she cooked a family meal and we all gathered around the kitchen table eating and talking. Many of our family favorites were from the Southern cooking repertoire she learned from … Continue reading

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Mission musing in San Antonio

This morning, while brushing my teeth, my mind went wandering, and I found myself thinking about the San Antonio Missions. On July 5th UNESCO designated the four Spanish colonial Missions and the Alamo as the first World Heritage site in Texas. In a … Continue reading

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Cultural Extinction

At any given time, I have about a dozen books on my shelf waiting for the right time to be read. So it was with “The Wayfinders-Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World,” by Wade Davis, which had been … Continue reading

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Northern exposure Minnesota style

I just spent a week in Alexandria, Minnesota.  Daughter Maria, son-in-law Jason and baby Theodore Baron–a beautiful, healthy boy weighing in at close to 10 pounds at birth–made three good reasons to brave the frozen north for an inaugural visit. … Continue reading

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Billions and Billions of Stars While some people try to change the science books in Texas schools to reflect humans lived with the dinosaurs, this amazing telescope will map the stars. A ray of hope and intelligence still abides.

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