Comment on Kitsap Growth Management Plan by June 25

Make your voice heard about the importance of attending tochanging climate conditions and prioritizing the environmentwhen addressing growth in Kitsap.  The Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) is currently updating the framework for growth management in Kitsap County. These policies relate to urban growth, rural land use, development patterns, public facilities, transportation, housing and more. They involve collaborationContinue reading “Comment on Kitsap Growth Management Plan by June 25”

Engaging for a Liveable Kitsap

This letter regarding development in Kitsap County, WA, and the need for people to engage to fight unrestricted development was printed and posted in the Kitsap Sun as Michael Maddox, Letter, “Get involved to ensure we have a liveable Kitsap County,” Kitsap Sun, 11 June 2021 Print; 10 June 2021 Web Get involved to ensureContinue reading “Engaging for a Liveable Kitsap”

Layers of Time Lived Through Travel and History: Nez Perce, Naples, and Okinawa

Travel Journal, 2021-05-19, Lewiston, ID My wife and I recently toured the Nez Perce Reservation, east of Lewiston, Idaho. Here, members of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery passed through in 1805, Nez Perce Indians (they call themselves Nimiipuu) have lived for thousands of years, and mammoths once foraged, more than 10,000 years ago.

Writing, like praying, is nice.

Wherever I’m at, and whatever situation I’m in—beautiful places, not so nice places—I can write about them and explore my thoughts. It’s a bit like praying. My thoughts and being are always wherever I am. Likewise, God is always here and everywhere, including when I look at the sunrise or when falling asleep in myContinue reading “Writing, like praying, is nice.”

God Made Birdsong for Human Souls

“The initial step for a soul to come to a knowledge of God is contemplation of nature.” —Irenaeus (120-202 AD) [Quoted in “Teachings on Creation through the Ages,” The Green Bible, I-98.] God made birdsong for human souls. Yes, birds twitter, chirp, and hoot in a symphony of life (as I appreciated during a recentContinue reading “God Made Birdsong for Human Souls”

Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.

Dear Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall, Thank you for voting for the Clean Fuels bill (HB 1091) and the Climate Commitment bill (SB 5126). The relentlessly rising parts per million CO2 in our atmosphere, with its accumulating consequences for people and other species, mandates that we markedly reduce our fossil fuel use. I’m proud thatContinue reading “Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.”

America Is All In webinar (notes from)

At a 19 Feb. 2021 webinar, American climate leaders from many spheres of influence announced the launching of America Is All In. They talked of the climate actions that have occurred at the subnational level (cities, states, towns) during the last four years, and they projected the climate actions that will occur, now reinforced byContinue reading “America Is All In webinar (notes from)”

Washington State University—Kitsap Extension newsletter

WSU Kitsap Extension publishes an outstanding newsletter with monthly notices of conservation-related education programs, citizen science,  and volunteer opportunities. To get on that newsletter, please contact Amy Smalley at amy.smalley@wsu.edu.