Category Archives: Earth Appreciation

Awareness and appreciation of our planet

The reality of interbeing

“To be is to inter-be. You cannot just be by yourself alone. You have to inter-be with every other thing. This sheet of paper is, because everything else is.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Share

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Motto for today… and always

Simplicity isn’t about deprivation; it’s about freedom from encumbrances. By eliminating what we don’t need and focusing only on the essential, we reject distractions that keep us from living happy and purposeful lives. In achieving this balance, we become our … Continue reading

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Making connections

Life is all about relationships — and making connections that bridge gaps. This core principle has been on my mind a lot lately… an awareness of how we’re all interconnected and interrelated in profound ways. And given the intricacies of … Continue reading

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It’s getting hot outside…

Our planet is warming up. It’s getting increasingly difficult for skeptics of “climate change” to say that we’re not currently experiencing some radical shifts in global weather patterns. Ten of the eleven “hottest” years on record have been in the … Continue reading

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Dealing with $#¡+

Any video that begins with the word “poop” has a special place of honor on this website. Even though Karma Colonic focuses on eliminating the “crap” from a person’s life, the video below isn’t at all metaphorical. It’s about actual … Continue reading

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In the blink of time’s eye…

Truly a thing of beauty to behold… Time-lapse photography is an amazing thing. By playing back moments of time faster than we’d normally experience them, we have a completely different perspective on our world and can see how extraordinary the … Continue reading

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Pass it on

This post is about awareness of our interconnectedness. It’s about taking a moment to think about the many things, processes and people that are involved in producing everyday items we take for granted. It’s about cultivating appreciation for other human … Continue reading

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The final flight

Last Friday, STS-135 launched from Kennedy Space Center. It was the last mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program — and as Atlantis propelled into the sky, it was both a “familiar” sight and bittersweet final flight. The shuttle program … Continue reading

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Freedom on (and off) wheels

This post continues a series of reflections and observations on “My Trek to a Car-Free Lifestyle.” Last week I began writing about “my road to carlessness” — my journey toward ultimately being vehicle-free. This is a significant decision and lifestyle … Continue reading

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My road to carlessness

This post is the first in a series of reflections and observations on “My Trek to a Car-Free Lifestyle.” Episode I: The Fan-Belt Menace My first vehicle, bought when I was in college, was a used 1986 Dodge Ram Charger. … Continue reading

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