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  On the night after the first Trump Impeachment Hearing, I picked up Jonathan Coe’s 2018 Middle England. It is
In a time when species are declining, oceans are rising, and our whole planet is threatened by global warming, we
                                         Mouse Menace  Every spring, when I arrive at my northwestern Michigan cottage, I have to roust dozens of deer
As I get older, I sometimes treat myself to an upgrade when I travel— a slightly better (though far from
  “You went to Washington how? By train? I didn’t know people still did that,” my friends often ask, to which
I consider myself the last person to eco-boss my friends around.  I don’t like  it when greener-than thou people chide me for
 I was walking along a path in Michigan’s Ludington State Park when I came across a couple leaning close to
I have a Twitter account but, far from engaging in embittered political crosstalk, I enjoy it for some weird little
I am fascinated by the way, throughout most of our historical development, we human beings  have found ways to share our resources for the common
We have had such a hard, hard winter – not piles and piles of snow, but cold and wet and
With  thanks  to  Cousin  Sarah  for  her  home  made  sausage  photo “What’s needed now is research on tactics and strategies
Are you concerned with our environment but are not a political joiner? Do you love nature and want to learn
"And was Jerusalem builded here, among these dark Satanic Mills," queried poet William Blake in dismay at the destruction that
When I was getting ready for college, I expected that everyone would be sitting around under the trees discussing Plato.
A Gerontologist was helping me register at the Gerontological Association Convention in Boston.  "I'm 81," I remarked. "Don't you know,"
Last summer I wrote an essay about whether climate warming will cause the extinction of the human species, so when I came across an
Red Bees Henry David Thoreau felt that he would become “the laughing stock of the scientific community” if he tried
You would think that when I am at my river cottage in Northern Michigan I would sit back, close my eyes, and relax.  I have
I have discovered that many creatures have already adapted to climate warming  - I just read about a bird population in an
At the very end of On the Origin of Species, after a lifetime of nature observation and discovery, Charles Darwin