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Who Cares About the Stupid Planet Anyway?

I can’t imagine that anyone would seriously say this. It sounds damn ridiculous. However. Everywhere that I look in books and media, I am seeing the devastating effects of plastics on our environment. It’s pretty damn hard to ignore. At least that’s what I thought. You see, I’ve been noticing more and more that all around me the plastic problem doesn’t seem to exist at … Continue reading Who Cares About the Stupid Planet Anyway?

Conversation With A Fly On My Window Screen: Based On a True Story

Me: So how’s your day going? You tired? Did you eat well here or no? The Fly: Humans have no idea just how filthy their houses are. I’ll be living out the rest of my life here, Lady. Your house is a paradise. Me: How come you aren’t in the kitchen with the other flies? You wanted a break? Some peace and quiet? Fly: She … Continue reading Conversation With A Fly On My Window Screen: Based On a True Story

Skies and Birds and My Blood

The evening glows under a sherbet-colored sky. Hanging from this sky, clouds– thick and heavy, low– their slow migration quiets the birds. The defiant chicks of each nest send out an occasionally sleepy chirp in rebellion of bedtime. Defiance seems universal. And then the crickets take over. 10 seconds of total silence in the night, that’s what I’d guess. I wasn’t thinking of time before … Continue reading Skies and Birds and My Blood

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This Weekend Camping with the Kids

If you haven’t read my previous post on why this camping trip is going down, then check it out here. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to be honest. Last week, I was desperate for some sort of flashing beacon of hope that my son wouldn’t be swallowed up by life’s forces. Probably worse, that he would be living in my house jobless and addicted to … Continue reading This Weekend Camping with the Kids