There’s more bad news on the t.v., radio, and Internet, not the least of which is that we are all descended from lizard fish, and our ancient homeland/water is in ruin. But, ya’ll, we *can* totally save the ocean — … Continue reading
And while we’re on the topic of things we CAN do to save the ocean, it seems a good time to share Danson’s very concise Huff Post editorial about industrial fishing practices: “The good news is that bycatch is a fixable problem.” AND he explains how to fix it. Awesome.
In my prior post, “When to Focus on the Half Full,” I promised to shift more of my posts from doomsday prophecies toward proaction, toward sharing some good news. David Helvarg of Blue Frontier wrote a whole book dedicated to … Continue reading
I don’t cry in sad movies, not even in Beaches or Steel Magnolias or Terms of Endearment. It’s not that I’m emotionally glacial; it’s just that I’m used to bad news. I expect it; I even welcome it preemptively so … Continue reading
My mid-life crisis isn’t working out the way it’s supposed to. Rather than spending it on cabana boys named “Cocoa” or face creams made from Lake Retba mud minerals, I’ve been on a sort of educational walkabout, joining book clubs … Continue reading
You know how interviewers sometimes ask, “If you could have lunch with absolutely anyone, who would it be?” Most people answer, “Albert Einstein, “Beyonce,” or “Jesus.” But my list includes Jean- Michel Cousteau, Carl Safina, and Sylvia Earle. Though I’ve … Continue reading
First, I apologize for leaving you hanging out there, wondering if you can eat sushi any more or not.
So, I was eating sustainably raised bison meat with friends at Ted’s Montana Grill recently. This group often collects prizes from wait staff for offering the most esoteric table conversation of the day. We’d already covered whether or not Twitter … Continue reading
Ever since Flipper hit T.V. Land, many of us humans have felt a connection with cetaceans, especially dolphins. Likely, it’s their playfulness and frozen grins that make us anthropomorphize them so much. Or maybe it’s because some researchers have asserted … Continue reading
Wednesday night, my subconscious planted me in a parallel universe version of the San Juan Islands, Washington State. The green hills around me were made greener by the greyness of the sky. Lumped about like mossy turtle backs, the hills … Continue reading