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These wild things

I don’t have a green thumb. I want to have a green thumb but I don’t. Every spring I buy tomato plants and every year Dave begs me to put them back. Annual rituals include the ongoing joke of “Here … Continue reading

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Do I Really Want a Dog? Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

Years ago I adopted a dog on the fly. I went with a friend who was adopting a dog at a ‘farm’ and in a moment of irrational craziness I came home with the sibling of the dog my friend … Continue reading

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My nieces – wildlife advocates – collaborators – A plea to save Elephants and Rhinos from extinction

My nieces Ella and Taya have been great supporters of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. This post is a collaboration between the two. Ella wrote it in French and Taya translated, edited and added her editorial precision to the … Continue reading

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Random Musing

This section is a little of this and that. I have not been able to provide a total listing of this category in this section. You can find the full listing under categories on the right hand side of the … Continue reading

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Pandemic Daze: A World Without Crowds

AP Photo credit John Locher If you had told me earlier this year that cities across the world would look like this, I would have said it couldn’t be possible. Nothing could bring down the inexorable momentum of population growth, … Continue reading

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Pandemic Daze

I often find myself dreaming of pre-pandemic days, that three weeks in, already feel so far away. Maybe a part of me knows that nothing will go back to normal. There will be a new normal that we will all … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Co-founder Paul Allen and the Great Elephant Census

  I subscribe to an elephant newsfeed (surprise surprise)  and I often scan the headlines and move on but I stopped at this one when I learned that Paul Allen had died.  Paul Allen in addition to being the co-founder … Continue reading

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Elephant Nature Park – The House Lek Built

When my husband Dave and I decided to volunteer at Elephant Nature Park Elephant  (ENP)- a sanctuary for elephants in Northern Thailand, we wanted to support the work of  helping abused and misused elephants who are rescued from elephant riding … Continue reading

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Random Musing: On Cynicism

I don’t want to be cynical. I battle it but every week, every day, every hour something happens and you think, “My god. We’re monsters.” Scan the planet and its people, what they do and what they don’t do and … Continue reading

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Minutiae #15: The Piano Recital

It seemed appropriate that this right of passage, this milestone of sorts, this small ritual take place in a cedar church with a vaulted roof that pointed upwards trying in its own small way to touch the blue sky. The … Continue reading

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