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Help Your Child to Wonder

“Many children…delight in the tiniest things” – Rachel Carson

Nature, Empathy and the Fight for Democracy

The antidote to our rush to destruction and hate, Carson believed, was in developing empathy and love for all living things.

Whose Climate Plan Is It?

Since the main, viable candidates for President are all concerned about climate change, examining the details, sources, biases, and omissions of any climate plan is critical. 06-07-19

Is the Green New Deal Too Radical?

The climate crisis, like the threat of nuclear war at the height of the Cold War, needs a rallying cry, and it needs action — fast. 05-14-19

Why Should We Care About Robins?

This winter, when it was often cold and rainy, I watched with delight as robins hopped and jumped and dangled from the small branches of my backyard holly tree to get to and gobble its small clusters of bright red-orange berries. 03-11-19

Missing Winter?

As the first snow flurries begin to fall, I rush to put out extra seed in my yard. Within seconds, a junco appears beneath the feeders, as if beamed in from Canada. 01-14-19