Sunday Missive: Quotes for Earth Day

This morning I stood in my backyard among the trees, bushes, grass, water, birds, and squirrels. In that quiet I heard the Spirit of God that fills all of Earth and all of life.     — MRM “7But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tellContinue reading “Sunday Missive: Quotes for Earth Day”

Wonders of  Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri—a place for families, fishermen, hunters, and conservationists.

Wonders of Wildlife wowed me with its fish, mammals, and birds—all entertainingly displayed, either alive or stuffed. As important as the many hunting and fishing stories is the conservation history and ethos conveyed throughout the campus. Founder Johnny Morris best summarizes the spirit of Wonders of Wildlife when he says, “Thanks for sharing the journeyContinue reading “Wonders of  Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri—a place for families, fishermen, hunters, and conservationists.”

Clams, the RVs of the Beach. [and a shout out for Salish Magazine]

Seeing the title “Clams: the RVs of the Beach,” and with me and my wife being in an RV this year, I had to see what the post on John Williams’s outstanding online Salish Magazine (https://salishmagazine.org/) said. Though only loosely connected with RVs (clams move their homes with them), this article (https://salishmagazine.org/rvs-of-the-beach/) by Tom NolandContinue reading “Clams, the RVs of the Beach. [and a shout out for Salish Magazine]”

Nature’s Rights

Free Screening of INVISIBLE HAND and Panel Discussion on June 27 Who will speak for Nature? INVISIBLE HAND is a “paradigm shifting” documentary about the Rights of Nature movement– the defining battle of our times. Nature, democracy and capitalism face off in rural America. Narrated by Mark Ruffalo. Here’s the registration link for the FREE screening of INVISIBLE HAND and the panelContinue reading “Nature’s Rights”

Messy in nature

It’s messy sometimes–writing while in nature. I’ve sand on my shorts and sand on the bike bag that I’m using as a writing surface. Rain drizzle smears the lines on wide-ruled notebook paper as my blue pen attempts to scribble this morning’s thoughts. Words don’t appear on the wet paper, so I skip a fewContinue reading “Messy in nature”